Why does cracking your knuckles feel good?

Ever wondered why cracking your knuckles feels good?

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Cracking your knuckles feels good because it stretches the joint and stimulates the nerve endings found there. Synovial fluid present in our joints acts as a lubricant which contains the gases oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. When you crack knuckles, you stretch the joint capsule which releases the gas and the gas forms a bubble and it collapses and pops.

Here is a short video for better explanation

***This was originally posted by me on Quora, here is the link to the original answer: https://www.quora.com/Why-does-cracking-your-knuckles-feel-good/answer/Prashant-Gonga ***

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Why does cracking your knuckles feel good?
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Cracking your knuckles feels good because it stretches the joint and stimulates the nerve endings found there. Synovial fluid present in our joints acts as a lubricant which contains the gases oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.
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