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.