Hi Girlish, I'm a Crohnie too and on top of that, I've got Spondyloarthritis (SpA). This is a fairly common arthritic condition which affects many people who suffer with IBD.
My guess would be that the burning sensation you're experiencing could well be related to Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) as that is common for us too. Since we cannot adequately absorb nutrients from the foods we eat, many of us end up with vitamin B & Folate deficiencies, bot of which contribute to PN.
Early SpA often primarily affects the soft tissues surrounding the joints and is often misdiagnosed as tendonitis or bursitis. Just recently, I've written several posts regarding this. Rather than retype all that info, I'll put in some links to other threads.http://healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=10&m=755632&g=758873#m758873http://healingwell.com/community/?f=10&m=722984&g=739141#m739141
I think one of the most comprehensive that I've written was over on the Chronic Pain Forum. There is lots of other info in there not related to SpA, but if you scroll down to my post, you'll find lots of valuable info.http://healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=16&p=1&m=756812
I believe that it will be well worthyour time to explore the following links to Spondylitis.org adn the Early Dx of SpA and discuss this all with your Rheumatologist.Spondylitis.orgEarly Dx of Spondylitis
I hope that you find answers and relief soon.
Keah a.k.a. Wormy
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