Most parents are warning their children not to break the knuckles, the reason this habit will make our hands become raw and sore bad as they age. In fact this is the case?
Most doctors agree that the act of knuckle cracking can make some people feel uncomfortable, but it will not increase the risk of developing arthritis in them. Many studies have not detected a high prevalence of arthritis in people like cracking knuckles compared with those who did not have this habit.
However, a boy skeptical mother’s warnings about cracking knuckles habit conducted an experiment on myself to find out the truth. Donald Unger, from California, USA, started cracking the knuckles of his left hand at least 2 times / day, but did not touch the knuckles of his right hand in order to compare them with each other.
After nearly 60 years of experiments, Unger did not develop arthritis, should declare his mother was wrong to give warning. “I looked at his fingers and hands are both 2 without any sign minimal effect on arthritis yet, “ Unger, now a middle-aged man, told the LA Times after posting their findings in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.
However, although no study has found a link between action cracking knuckles with arthritis, but this habit can not entirely harmless. The researchers discovered that, it may be related to damage ligaments and soft tissue.
A study published in the journal Annals of rheumatic Diseases has provided habit of cracking knuckles with puffiness hand and hand force weaker. They conclude, it would lead to “weaken the hand”.
The study authors also found, action cracking knuckles seems associated with manual labor, the habit of nail biting, smoking and drinking alcohol.
Medicine also recorded the accident during cracking knuckles. According to an article published in the American Journal of Orthopaedics, manipulation and power needed to generate audible noise in broken knuckles can lead to serious injury.
Sammy Margo, a specialist physiotherapist, said: “Now we have not yet obtained evidence that, breaking the joints can cause arthritis. We really surprised because so many parents I want to trust them to tell their children the habit of cracking his knuckles. This habit is not a concern for the expert physiotherapists, unless it is associated with pain or swelling ” .
According to Margo, multiple joints create noise and knee joints of the most common types. Still, people need to see a doctor immediately if the joint cracking sound “unwell” accompanied by pain or swelling, so this could be a sign of damage or corrosion, broken cartilage, bone bone collision or patients with chronic osteoarthritis.
Association of British arthritis research statistics 2 different types of arthritis and it is difficult to address the causes of the disease. The organization said, the most common form of arthritis in the family spread in a narrow range. Sometimes the injury, the injection or allergic reaction that can cause disease.
The other lifestyle factors, including physical work demands, especially if it involves heavy lifting action, repeated, may increase the risk of developing arthritis. Some foods seem to cause arthritis becomes more severe, though diet or food intolerance are less likely to directly cause the disease.
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