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.”

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About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Business Coach to 1,000's of healthcare entrepreneurs. He owns LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC, with his wife Andra, in Greensboro, N.C. He has been helping active people stay fit, active, healthy and recover from injuries without needing more pain medications, injections or surgery since 1999.

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