When I was a child my doctor asked how long my morning stiffness lasted. I had no idea what the word “stiff” was, so I would say, “I just ‘crack’ my bones!” If only the doctor had asked me how many times a day I needed to “crack.” — Stephanie
If you have RA already, you know very well the painful stiffness that accompanies mornings, making you move like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. It’s a difficult-to-describe unique blend of feeling locked in place mixed with a creaking pain accompanying every move. It's almost as if your joints have set, similar to the way gelatin does.