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The consequences of habitual knuckle cracking

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Tags: arthritis, harms, aging, pain problems

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Habitual knuckle cracking in children has been considered a cause of arthritis. A survey of a geriatric patient population with a history of knuckle cracking failed to show a correlation between knuckle cracking and degenerative changes of the metacarpal phalangeal joints.

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