KUPASONLINE.COM —The ‘cretek-kretek’ sound that is heard when we crack our knuckles is indeed very satisfying. This habit is usually done to relieve stiffness or tension in our fingers. Read news without ads. Join Kompas.com+ Some people also do it for other body areas such as the waist and back.
But does the habit of snapping fingers really have any benefits? Or even dangerous for the health of bones and joints?
The impact of the habit of sounding fingers Orthopedic surgeon from Cleveland Clinic, Kim L. Stearns, MD, says sounding the knuckles releases gas in the form of nitrogen bubbles from the space around our joints.