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Debunking the link between joint-cracking and arthritis
 

Debunking the link between joint-cracking and arthritis

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For some, joint cracking is a nervous habit; for others the sensation brings relief from stiffness. But is there actually a link between cracking one’s joints and arthritis?
 
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7 Nov 2016 - General
 
Cracking joint is a habit of many people. Many people do it just as refreshment, many do it like an obsession. When I was a child I had the habit of cracking joints. I could produce the cracking sound in my great toes hundreds of time continuously. There was a competition among my school friends, who can produce maximum number of sounds. However, I was told later that it is harmful. I gave up the habit then. But still I subconsciously do it sometimes.
I think it may not be harmful if done o...
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Cracking joints means bending person's joints to produce a distinct cracking or popping sound, often followed by a feeling of satisfaction or relaxation to the person. Unfortunately, I have this habit to crack my fingers, toes and knees. Many get annoyed and others keep telling me that this is bad for my joints. However, I feel my joints more free and relieved after doing it! Of course, there sometimes the joints become tender and painful when they are cracked many times within short period....
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