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mssamayray's avatar

Is cracking your joints bad for you?

Asked by mssamayray (103points) June 19th, 2008 from iPhone
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NOharmNOfoul's avatar

Nope. All myths. Crack away.

yannick's avatar

You might want to check out this similar question.

hollym's avatar

MYTH! It’s just releasing the gas in the joint area between your bones. The pop/crack sound you hear is from the suction.

It feels soooo nice! I’m a compulsive popper. :/

gailcalled's avatar

It’s not gas. It is synovial fluid. Guessing doesn’t count.

hollym's avatar

@ gailcalled : You’re wrong, my friend. It IS the gas being released ( FROM the synovial fluid. If the fluid was being released, you’d be in extreme pain. Check out how stuff works. :D

Knotmyday's avatar

So…soft-tissue damage to the joint capsule could possibly be construed as “bad.”~
rubs chin thoughtfully

hollym's avatar

there’s no damage. nothing is torn or removed or stretched. Gas just pops out. :/ like a joint fart.

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