Discussing Joint Pain in Cystic Fibrosis

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In this video from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the U.K., Jessica Jones–a cystic fibrosis patient–talks about joint pain. She shares that she’s been suffering from cystic-fibrosis-related arthritis (CFA) for six years, and while not life-threatening, the condition restricts her life on a daily basis.

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