Can You Get Arthritis from Cracking Your Knuckles?

“Will I get arthritis from cracking my knuckles?”

This is a very common question, urban legend and myth and a topic that has many people perplexed and worried.

No, cracking your knuckles will not cause you to have arthritis in your hands and fingers later on in life.

A recent study concluded that “in persons aged 50 to 89 years, a history of habitual knuckle cracking does not seem to be a risk factor for hand osteoarthritis”.

If you have hand pain or arthritis or think you may have arthritis, call our office in Greensboro today to speak with a physical therapist and be sure to ask for your Free copy of our book “How to Beat Arthritis.”Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance specializes in helping active individuals in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco get back to exercising and working out pain free without having to take time off or relying on injections/pain medication. Pro+Kinetix offers rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.

Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance specializes in helping active individuals in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco get back to exercising and working out pain free without having to take time off or relying on injections/pain medication. Pro+Kinetix offers rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.

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Dr. Ben Bagge

Pro+Kinetix

"We Help Active Adults & Athletes Get Back To Workouts and Sports They Enjoy without surgery, stopping activities they love, or relying on pain medicine."
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