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Posted by: leila | 2012/03/22

Cracking knuckles

Is it true that cracking knuckles makes them look bigger and unsightly?

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Hello Leila,
If you are in the habit of cracking your knuckles, the evidence available suggests that it will not cause you to develop arthritis. While it may be possible that frequent knuckle crackers may go onto to develop problems later in life because of the repeated irritation to the joints, the occasional painless cracking is probably harmless.

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