Many of us love to crack our knuckles. Many others, cannot stand that sound and cringe when they hear it. And because of this, there has always been a debate on whether or not it is bad for you.

1. What is your body doing when you crack your knuckles?

Our bodies change as we get older, that’s a known fact. Many people enjoy the feeling of stretching their fingers till they pop. So what is really happening?

Between your joints, you have ligaments and inside those, there is a tiny space which allows bending and movement of your fingers. The surface of the joint stretches as the bones move apart and then the pressure is brought down for the popping sound.