do it much easier than others. “Some people have a lower threshold of pressure for separating them, but others require much more force to create the separation,” says Dr. Suk.
It is suggested though that you crack your knuckles with caution as, “There have been some reports that people can tear or stretch tendons based on how they crack their knuckles,” says Suk.
So Is It Healthy?
There are plenty of unverified beliefs that cracking your knuckles will cause harm to your health. For instance, many believe that the price of cracking your knuckles is arthritis.
Several studies have actually found that habitual knuckle cracking is not linked to arthritis in the hands. In an interview with Fox News Dr. Pedro K. Beredjiklian, chief of hand surgery at The Rothman Institute, referenced there are a few reports that have linked sprain-type injuries and growth formations on the back of the joints to knuckle cracking. However, he says, those problems are “exceptionally rare.”
So crack away, but be gentle!