1. A grating sound or sensation produced by friction between bone and cartilage or the fractured parts of a bone.
Origin: Early 19th century: from Latin, from crepare ‘rattle’."
(https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/crepitus , accessed 10/15/2018)
At least twice weekly I hear it. After the pop of my shoulders as my arms stretch upward, the rustling crepitus makes itself known in the
rotation of my upper back
circling of my pendulous head, first clockwise, then counter
slight popping of my wrists as my fists rotate
rustling of my lower vertebrae as my hips circle this way and that
not unlike the leaves that crunch underfoot on my porch.
It's so loud in my head, this grating, rubbing noise as I move my joints, neck to ankles--the soundtrack to the autumn of my years.
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