Here’s What Happens to Your Knuckles When you Crack Them (Video)

How many times have you been told not to crack your knuckles? Most people believe that this is the reason why older people have “shaky” hands. Apparently, not many people know the truth.

This cracking phenomenon is well explained in the latest Vox video.


The explanation is quite simple and totally differs of what most people think -- by cracking your knuckles you actually release the air in your joints, this is where the sound comes from.

Are there any side-effects?

Most studies have found that cracking the knuckles is in no way associated with arthritis or any other bone disease.

After watching the following video you can crack your knuckles without any fear:

Video Via: Vox