What happens to your joints when you CRACK them?

So, what really happens to your joints when you CRACK them? 👏

The consensus is that there is no long term harm to cracking your joints, these pops may even trigger the body to release endorphins' which is why cracking your joints is such a satisfying feeling.

When you stretch out your joints you are releasing gas that is part of the synovial fluid in your joints - this gas forms a bubble that release and goes - POP! 💥💥💥

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Kawchuk, G.N., Fryer, J., ... Thompson, R. (2015). Real-time visualization of joint cavitation. PLoS One. (OPEN ACCESS)