Is Cracking Your Knuckles Bad For You?

Is Cracking Your Knuckles Bad For You?

Facts:
-up to 45% of people crack their knuckles. 
-As you crack your knuckles your joint capsule and ligaments stretch and create the popping sound. 
-Multiple studies have shown no causal link between arthritis and cracking knuckles. 
-Aggressive joint cracking can however injure the ligaments around a joint.

Author
Jonathan Oheb, MD Jonathan Oheb, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with extensive training and years of experience in hand and upper extremity surgery, as well as general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma. In addition to hand, elbow, and shoulder care, he provides comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical treatment for all orthopedic conditions of the hip, knee, and ankle, including broken bones and injuries. His patients in Beverly Hills, Encino, and Mission Hills, California, benefit from his expertise and exceptional attention to their orthopedic needs. With patient comfort and satisfaction as his top priority, Dr. Oheb strives to give each patient a positive experience and customized orthopedic care. His goal is to relieve symptoms and restore function in patients of all ages.

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