Will Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?
Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
Knuckle cracking or popping is a habit that many people develop, despite being told it could cause arthritis or harm, but is that really accurate? Long story short, no it does not cause damage in a healthy person. Many start cracking their knuckles as a nervous habit, tick, restlessness, or they’ve noticed the looser feeling in their joints.