I was also pretty much diagnosed the same was as Peggy and Jo except my sacroilitis did not show on xray but did on MRI. I am HLA B27+ and also have Crohn's disease. I actually think my GI inflammation might be more the result of the AS, rather than Crohn's.
Prior to getting on biologic medications I had lots of enthesitis in many tendons - shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and Achilles. Because of the repeated bouts of enthesitis, many of my tendons are calcified at the insertion points into the bones. This causes me difficulty, especially in the Achilles that are calcified three inches up from my heels. I get lots of pain there if I walk too quickly - running is out of the question.
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