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Doctor insights on: Can You Rebreak A Bone From Popping Your Knuckles

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Can you rebreak a bone from popping your knuckles?

Can you rebreak a bone from popping your knuckles?

No: Unless the fracture is relatively "fresh, " it would be very difficult to re-break a bone from popping your knuckles. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Please help docs! is popping your back, neck, and knuckles/fingers bad for your bone health?

Please help docs! is popping your back, neck, and knuckles/fingers bad for your bone health?

Unknown: I have not seen any prospective randomized medical studies to either prove or disprove the health of popping joints. In my opinion, it probably doesn't really hurt anything, but on the other hand, anything done to excess is probably not good for you. ...Read more

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Is popping both knuckles and joints bad for you?

Is popping both knuckles and joints bad for you?

Not really.: If not done to excess, the general consensus isn't that it is bad for your joints. But not "good" either. ...Read more

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For what reason does my thumb and pinky keep popping out of place at the base of the knuckle?

For what reason does my thumb and pinky keep popping out of place at the base of the knuckle?

Trigger fingers: These are probably trigger fingers related to tendinitis. There usually resolve with a cortisone injection. Have it evaluated if it bothers you. ...Read more

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Popping fingers. I've always heard its bad for u to pop ur fingers & knuckles. Whats the truth? Is good or bad? Does it do any harm?

Popping fingers. I've always heard its bad for u to pop ur fingers & knuckles. Whats the truth? Is good or bad? Does it do any harm?

Controversial: Research has not found support for the warning of arthritis, but they have found a strong link to future hand swelling and joint weakness. Those seem to be good enough reasons to minimize the habit or stop if possible. A link: http://www.Samuelmerritt.Edu/president/news_room/jun_2010/should-you-stop-pop-knuckle-cracking-ris good luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes? Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.

Is it ok that where my ribs connect to my sternum they pop sometimes?  Like popping knuckles. It hurts most of the time until they pop.

Yes,it's probably OK: There are joint between your ribs and your sternum that can pop as they move sometimes, and it is not an indication of harm. It is also possible to get costochondritis, or inflammation of those joints, which usually is painful to touch and with movement. If you are having a lot of pain, try low doses of Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. As with anything, if it doesn't go away see a dr. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is popping your back, neck, and knuckles/fingers bad?

Can you tell me is popping your back, neck, and knuckles/fingers bad?

Yes and no: Most people incorrectly believe that popping or cracking knuckles causes arthritis. This is not true. However, popping joints can cause soft tissue damage to joint capsules and ligaments about the joint, which can cause joint instability. This is damaging. The popping noise is created by the joint fluid being shifted from an area of saturation to an area of devoid of fluid. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop popping my knuckles?

What can be done to stop popping my knuckles?

Habit: You have developed a habit disorder. The best way to deal with this is to replace the behavior with another behavior that is not so aggravating to you and others. Use your imagination to think of one and you can heal yourself by yourself! good luck! ...Read more