Yes, it can be a symptom of come forms of arthritis. Not knowing your age, it is hard to speculate. I have seen you post on the Crohn's forum. I am sure you are aware that there are several types of arthritis that go along with CD. In addition, osteoarthritis [OA] becomes an issue for some people as they age. OA is a "wear and tear" type of arthritis. Athletic people also are more prone to OA do to their increase risk for injury and the repetitive nature of some sports movements.
If you suspect you have arthritis, a rheumatologist is the best medical professional to evaluate you. Make an appointment or get a referral if necessary.
BTW, CCFA has a great educational brochure
the arthritic conditions some people with CD get.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?