01-21-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
kildare crohnie
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joint pain

hi ive crohns for the last 6 years n for the last 2 days my knees hav bein very stiff...this is the first time this has happened me... im havin a mild flare at the minute but nothin major... should i b worried? does the pain go away itself or should i ring my doctor....thanks!!
01-21-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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Hiya Keiron

This is very common during a flare, you get inflammation in your tum, and it manifests itself elsewhere, knees are common, I have it too, and ankles and hips.
Don't take any NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen. Paracetamol will kill the pain and/or codeine. Heat or Ice will help too. Or a topical steroid cream like Ibugel, which contains Ibuprofen but won't enter your guts, on prescription only.


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01-21-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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thanks 4 da info jus gettin a little freaked out cos arthritis runs in da family!!
01-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #4
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The joint pains can be terrible! I usually feel the pains in my lower back, hips, knees, and elbows. A few years ago, I had terrible pain in shoulder blades. It hurt and felt itchy. It was Christmas Eve, and I couldn't enjoy the holiday. I ended up just crying because nothing would get rid of the pain, it just had to run its course.
02-04-2011, 01:52 AM   #5
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It's been about a month since my diagnoses and have been experiencing lower back pain for the past 2 weeks and it is getting worse. My specialist wants to do scans now. Wasn't sure if this was one of the complications of Crohn's.
02-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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Ive been having some horrible pains in my wrists, central back, ankles, and severe pain in my right knee.

This is a very recent occurance (2 days ago)

Crohns, yes?

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