Contrary to what your mom told you when you were a kid, cracking your joints doesn’t cause arthritis, nor is it an early sign of arthritis But what exactly causes this sound? Is it dangerous at all, and how can you look after your joints to keep them as healthy as possible? Read on to find out.
Crepitus is the technical term for the cracking sound your neck makes when you move your head too quickly. It also applies to any other joint noise just as grinding, popping, or snapping and is usually harmless. However, that doesn’t mean you should cause your neck to crack. Read on for information about neck cracking and find out why its best to leave joint manipulation to the professionals.