Can cracking finger joints cause osteoperosis?

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Can cracking finger joints cause osteoperosis?

Post by biostudent203 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:32 am

Does cracking your finger joints cause bone damage. I mean, can it have some bad long-term effects?

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Post by victor » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:40 pm

I think, till now I don't have any problem at all..but some people said that there would be a problem if you keep doing that.
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Post by Poison » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:47 pm

I remember discussing this previously. Try to search the forum, you can find useful info.
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Post by b_d_41501 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:48 pm

If you feel you do not have a full range of motion in your finger joints or they are swollen and painful, it may be something more than the result of knuckle cracking for more than 20 years, such as osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis that involve the finger joints.


taken from: http://www.health.uab.edu/show.asp?durk ... turn=18687

I don't think this leads to long term medical problems. But new findings come out every day.
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:06 pm

It may leed to denaturation of blood vessels and/or nerve endings. But i doubt it. And even if it is, it shouldn't cause problems
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Post by b_d_41501 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:56 pm

Yeah, I don't even think it would injure nerves and vessels. I don't really see how it could unless it would be due to the sudden gas pressure release, and I don't think that this is enough pressure to denature these structures.
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:21 pm

b_d_numbers, take into consideration that a capillary is ver very fragile and will snap immediately under any kind of external force. But still, i agree with you :D
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