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14 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have Joint Pain

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One of the symptoms that has given me the most trouble throughout my journey with chronic illness is joint pain. As a kid, it was mostly my knees that ached and kept me up every night in excruciating pain. But as I get older, more and more joints decide to join the party – and they love inviting along their friend stiffness, too. I’m only in my 20s, but I feel like a woman in her 80s when I wake up and hobble around my house in the morning, unable to bend much of anything.

Joint pain is incredibly frustrating (not to mention very painful, obviously), but sometimes the best way to cope is just by taking a deep breath and laughing at how ridiculous joint pain problems can be. If humor helps you, too, check out the memes we rounded up below, and let us know in the comments which one you most relate to!


when you have to give your joints a talking to because you're tired of their bullshit
via @chronic_photographer Instagram


when your neck, back, wrists, knees, hip and ankle all hurt at the same time: thomas had never seen such a mess
via Chronic pain memes Facebook page


when one of my good joints starts hurting... me: I have been betrayed
via disabilityhealth Tumblr


via @tasha_kickboxer Instagram


when you roll over in bed to relieve the pain in one joint only to have another one start hurting: really?
via impotsiblelife Tumblr


Me: *crossed legs on a sofa for about an hour* Me: *tries to stand up* My knees: WHOM'ST'VE
via caffinenight Tumblr


cards against humanity game. the cards say: this is the prime of my life. I'm young, hot, and full of..... moderate to severe joint pain
via thegirlwhocriedlyme Tumblr


me: tries to get up and use the bathroom at 3am, every single joint in my body: what's cracalackin
via @chronically_illin Instagram


"wow, that tylenol really took away my pain," said no one ever
via @boopandbones Instagram


via aseriesofunfortunatesharts Tumblr


morning stiffness be like: cat lying on its back stretched out
via @chronicpainmemes Instagram


my body deciding what's gonna hurt for no reason the minute i lay in bed: spin the wheel with options of knees, hips, neck, back, knuckles, wrists
via @pots_princess04 Instagram


me: *gets up from bed and starts walking* my joints: picture of person popping bubble wrap
via @fibromyalgiamemes Instagram


gets medication for joint pain, can't open bottle
via Imgflip
Originally published: January 10, 2019
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