Will Joint Cracking Cause Arthritis?

NO! It might be making your neighbor slightly more annoyed than need be, but no, you aren’t going to develop arthritis from it. OK so if its painful, then chances are you are doing some damage. Joint cracking is basically when negative pressue is pulling nitrogen gas into a joint. It really isn’t harmful. Other types of sounds you might hear are from tendons snapping ovver tissues when their paths don’t cross exactly the way they should. Again, no dramas.

When there is pain, then there may be some problems. Underlying abnormalities of the joint, lose cartilage for example, can cause this sound along with pain. People with arthritis do notice cracking sounds with joint movements due to the inflammation in their tissues. This sound is a lot different to the sound of cracking your knuckles and will almost always be accompanied by some uncomfortable pain.