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Here's What Really Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles

Mar 29, 2016

Rumor has it that cracking your knuckles makes them get bigger and can cause arthritis. But is it true?

Cracking knuckles is a habit that a lot of people pick up due to soreness or stiffness. And knuckles aren't the only joints that people habitually crack, though they might be the most common. Vox decides to take a look at the science behind cracking knuckles and whether or not it really has an effect on your health.

There are a number of studies to back up both ends of the spectrum, with excessive cracking causing health issues and being completely uneventful.

Check out the video to learn more.

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