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Noisy Joints



Crepitus, a bit like a Roman emperor

known for inspiring fear and doubt,

doesn’t cause arthritis; cracks

are just more common

when you have arthritis: a conditional 

one-way bond that doesn’t 

hurt – it just leaves you with an ache

for silent, plebian joints.

CHRISTA FAIRBROTHER is a Florida-based author who lives with a chronic illness.

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