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Newly Diagnosed Osteoarthritis (Knees)

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CrohnsChicago

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Hi Friends!

It looks like I've officially joined the arthritis club...YAY!:yrolleyes:

Does anyone have suggestions on questions or testing I should ask of my GI as it relates to crohns + arthritis?

Before this osteoarthritis diagnosis, the only time I would experience anything similar to arthritic-pain & discomfort was when I was in a crohn's flare (burning sensation in hip joints)

After getting an x-ray done I see that I now have osteoarthritis in both knees (I get sharp, random pains, burning sensations and can barely put my bodyweight on my knees). My PCP seems to think it may be a result of Crohns since I'm in my mid-30s. I'm about to schedule an appointment with my GI to update him on the new diagnosis and perform other follow-up exams. Personally I think the arthritis may be from a combination of things (overweight + crohn's + previous high-impact exercises + former crohns meds like steroids)
 

CrohnsChicago

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I haven't seen a rheumy. It was not even an option that was recommended to me. I do however have physical therapy referral which I started a few weeks ago.

Maybe my GI will say to see a rheumy? What I do know is the first thing that needs to happen is I need to shed the 50lbs I put on over the past year (I'm an overweight crohn's member, I currently weigh the most I ever have & notice the physical discomforts from it). I'm having the physical therapist help me come up with tweaks to some workouts so that I can regain a safe range of motion and build muscle strength so I can start proper weight loss.
 
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