Do you have a habit of cracking your knuckles? If so, you’re going to want in on the know! Turns out, other than the fact that the loud popping of your joints may be annoying to others around you, cracking your knuckles isn’t actually bad for you. At least thats what researcher, Donald Unger, claims.
He cracked his knuckles on one hand for 6 years. When he finally studied them side by side, he discovered one hand didn’t have more arthritis than the other, and therefore, came to conclusion that the nasty little habit you thought you once had, isn’t so bad after all.
So what really happens happens to your joints when you pop them? Synovial fluid, a sort of egg-like substance between your joints, form these gas bubbles that collapse and pops. More gas bubbles are created after twenty minutes from popping. Although some scientists say cracking knuckles may cause swelling and lack of grip, there’s no hard evidence to say it’s bad for you.
Thank the patient Donal Unger for justifying our little habit.
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