Effects of Knuckle Popping

What are the long term effects of knuckle popping? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, knuckle-cracking does NOT appear to be a risk factor for osteoporosis in the knuckle joint. However, another study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, found that 84% of long-term knuckle crackers experienced hand swelling and decreased strength in their hands later in life.

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