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Can cracking your knuckles lead to arthritis or cause other problems with your hands?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not Arthritis
Cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis but may cause soft tissue injury.
It may cause injury to the ligaments and tendons that surround the joint.

In brief: Not Arthritis
Cracking your knuckles does not cause arthritis but may cause soft tissue injury.
It may cause injury to the ligaments and tendons that surround the joint.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. David Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: No
There is no evidence that cracking your knuckles causes any damage.
So crack away.

In brief: No
There is no evidence that cracking your knuckles causes any damage.
So crack away.
Dr. David Tuckman
Dr. David Tuckman
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