Can cracking your knuckles give you Rheumatoid arthritis?

The short answer is no. But there may be reasons to refrain anyway. Read on to find out why you may want to avoid knuckle-cracking.

The results of these studies conclude that—regardless of the frequency or duration of cracking—knuckle crackers’ risk for arthritis is no higher than for non-crackers. There’s no known connection between knuckle cracking and hand arthritis. The same holds true for any other joint that pops, like the hip or knee.