i'm hoping no longer, I do it each and all of the time. besides stumbled in this for ya "the reason people associate knuckle-cracking with arthritis is as a results of the fact it makes a cracking noise and, if some thing cracks, it is going to be being broken. even inspite of the indisputable fact that, in fact that no longer something is being cracked. A joint is anyplace the place the ends of two bones meet. the place the bones come together they have a overlaying of "articular cartilage." this is surrounded via the "joint pill," interior of which there is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is the lubricant for the joint and likewise serves as a source of foodstuff for the cells that shield the cartilage. Synovial fluid has dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide interior of it. while the right stress is utilized to a joint, the section interior the joint pill expands. even inspite of the indisputable fact that, the growth is constrained via how lots synovial fluid is contained interior the joint. Synovial fluid won't be able to escalate except stress interior the joint pill drops and the dissolved gases can get away out of the fluid. The cracking sound comes from the gases quickly being released from the fluid. there have been some analyze to be certain whether or no longer cracking knuckles led to arthritis. None have stumbled on that there became an improve of arthritis between knuckle-crackers; inspite of the fact that, a relationship became stumbled on between knuckle-cracking, hand swelling and decrease grip capability, harm to ligaments surrounding the joints and dislocation of tendons. the tip of the analyze indicated that whilst knuckle-cracking became no longer linked with arthritis, it became linked with harm to ligaments that encompass the joint and dislocation of tendons. There could additionally be a connection with comfortable tissue injuries. "