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Will Cracking My Knuckles Cause Arthritis? [Video]

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Cracking your knuckles actually does not cause arthritis. It actually is just releasing a gas in the knuckle. It’s not dangerous, and generally it’s not painful. But like most things, if somebody overdoes it, then they can cause irritation, inflammation, and even pain in the joints, but ultimately it will not cause arthritis.