I have read numerous conflicting information on knuckle cracking.
It is bad and causes arthritis, instability in the joint, weakened grip strength, etc.
Conversely I’ve read it is good for you. The collapse of the air bubbles in the synovial fluid lubricates the joints. It stretches the joints & relieves pressure.
What is the straight dope?
I crack my fingers, wrists, shoulders, and ankles routinely. I used to crack my neck but gave that up 2 decades ago after reading about someone who became paralyzed after cracking his neck.
Oddly I notice that the more I crack my joints, the more I need to crack them . Can anyone explain this?