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Clinical Inquiry: Does knuckle popping lead to arthritis?

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One article on PainSci cites Powers 2016: The Complete Guide to Neck Pain & Cricks

original abstract Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.

Habitual knuckle popping, or cracking (over the course of several decades) isn't associated with clinical or radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis.

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