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Doctor insights on: Cracking The Knuckles

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Kid in class cracks knuckles. I hate it. What to do?

Kid in class cracks knuckles. I hate it. What to do?

Inform him or ignore: Two options: 1) you can tell him nicely to please stop doing it. But he can do it if he wants. 2) just ignore it and focus on something else - at times, people have annoying habits - you just have to let it go unless it's significantly bothering you and others. ...Read more

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Why do people crack their knuckles and annoy others?

Knuckles: Could be a habit or to relieve discomfort or to get attention. ...Read more

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What is actually happening when we crack our knuckles?

What is actually happening when we crack our knuckles?

Surface tensionj: The sound is the result of breaking the surface tension of the synovial fluid in the articular space.... ...Read more

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Please explain if it is really bad to crack your knuckles?

Please explain if it is really bad to crack your knuckles?

Possibly: Cracking your knuckles involves hyperextension of the joint. This puts undue pressure on supporting ligaments and can result in a degree of joint instability or osteoarthritic degeneration. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is happening when you crack your knuckles?

You're breaking : Little gas bubbles in the joint, very much like bubble wrap. It takes a bit before the gas reforms into a bubble, at which time you'll be able to pop (crack) them again. It may be annoying (to some), but it's not dangerous and will not lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What happens when you "crack your knuckles"?

Need a simple explaination for this. What happens when you "crack your knuckles"?

Nothing: When you crack your knuckles you are forcing s, mall amounts of gas out of your joints. You are not harming yourself or doing any damage to the joints. ...Read more

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Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

Is it bad to crack your knuckles?

No: Contrary to the other answer to your question, studies have shown that cracking knuckles does not cause arthritis or make preexisting arthritis more severe. ...Read more

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What happens if you crack your knuckles?

I am not sure: The study of 300 people how cracks there fingers, -cracking was not associated with arthritis, it was associated with damage to ligaments that surround the joint and dislocation of tendons. There may also be a connection with soft tissue injuries. There is no real benefit either from cracking your knuckles and/or joints. ...Read more