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A 16-year-old male asked:

On my left hand if i open my hands wide and stretch it out and then close it again i hear a cracking sound on the knuckle of my thumb and feel it.why?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Knuckles : Could be joints aging but if no pain no problem usually

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