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Are You a Knuckle or Neck Cracker?


A lot of folks are, including some of our very own WPT Physical Therapists.

BUT, the question is, is this a problem? Well, we’re here to answer that question for you! Reviewing the scientific literature, we find that in a long term prospective study there isn’t any statistically significant difference in a group of knuckle crackers vs. non-crackers as it relates to osteoarthritis.


So, there ya have it! If you’re concerned about that joint cracking habit, don’t be. In our opinion, you’re better off changing a habit that will have a more profound positive effect on your health. Something like a change in your diet, sleep patterns, or a WPT favorite - EXERCISE!

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