I have joint involvement with my crohn's (and may also have psoriatic and/or rheumatoid arthritis...rheumy won't commit to type). Over the last 2 years, I keep getting bouts of mostly spontaneous tendonitis (i.e., not precipitated by an injury). A different tendon seems to be affected every 3 to 6 months -- it's to the point where I'm putting off seeing the orthopedist because I feel like they must think I'm a hypochondriac...those close to me have made comments to the effect that they think I'm overreacting and it's become a joke at work. After a week of walking around in pain, I finally saw an orthopedist this morning who confirmed tendonitis and prescribed some physical therapy. After the first few bouts, I mentioned it to my rheumatologist and she said that it could be related to my arthritis. Just curious if anyone else has a similar experience. If so, is there anything you do to help prevent it or is it just treating each new case as it comes?