Body & Fitness

Here’s what actually happens when you crack your knuckles

Is it really that bad for us?

Here's what happens when you crack your knuckles

You have probably heard plenty of tall tales about what cracking your joints does to your body.

Some say it causes arthritis, muscle weakness, and a whole host of scary health problems, while others say it has no effect whatsoever on the health of your joints.

So what’s the science behind it? Thanks to Vox, we now have the answer.

In this informative video, the mechanism behind cracking your joints is explained – give it a watch to find out.

Get your favourite magazines home delivered!  

Subscribe and save up to 38% on a magazine subscription.

Related stories