It's a question that I have posed to this thread before about whether people are seeing physiological changes, but I cannot find my original thread for the life of me and want to change the question slightly. I'm finding myself on a very very gradual but stable recovery (although at this pace it feels like it could take years) but my main concern is the issues with my muscles all over my body. So firstly I want to ask if other people experience constant and/or severe muscle stiffness with crepitus (Noisy muscles and joints - cracking and popping)? If you do, do you experience periods of muscle recovery - perhaps with good nutrition/certain supps/meds - but only to return to a weak, fatigued, damaged state with a flare? Which muscles are affected and how badly? For me, my outer hips feel very damaged and they are always stiff and pop/crack, my upper back muscles, muscles in my arms pop with movement (Fingers and hands also when in flare mode), My knees constantly crack, my neck - all of these locations and probably more previously would be painful when they 'cracked' too but now the pain is less so with rigorous anti-inflammatory supplementation and diet. Is this all simply to do with low energy being delivered to the muscles and joints and therefore they cannot function properly? Or could it be an inflammatory process that is damaging the connective tissue either temporary before repair or because it is now so persistent, perhaps it is permanent and will become a regular occurence? I certainly feel like the form and structure of many of my joints has changed significantly, particularly my knees turning in and my upper back having less strength to hold shoulders out, and I know for a fact from a spinal X-ray that I have significant spinal degradation that I feel is quite noticeable in my posture. Anyone else?