Home > Arthritis > Do Your Joints Crack? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Apr 04, 2009 by TCymet, Views: 5048 Do your joints crack? Dr. Tyler Cymet discusses what the cause of joint cracking is, and whether or not it damages your joints. He says that cracking of the joints when you are using them can actually be helpful in preventing arthritis, although it is mostly the movement of the joint that is helping. So he recommends regular exercise.