spondyloarthritis-tendinitis causing bone spurs

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   Posted 10/3/2007 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I have crohn's disease and have been to a rheumy for recurring tendinitis in my hands and elbow. Well it turns out I've been having it in my feet and the tendins pulling on the bone are forming very painful bone spurs. Has this happened to anyone else and is there anything to do about it? Thanks.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi blue, I went to my new rheumy on Mon and he told me that Rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis have more options to treat than osteo. He is starting me on humira.
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   Posted 10/4/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have many, many bone spurs and calcifications. The calcifications have been caused by all the inflammation causing scarring in the tendons. I was on Remicade for almost three years and am now taking Humira. The Remicade really helped to keep the inflammation under control. Occasionally though I still need to get fluid drained off from around my tendons and injections of cortisone into the problem areas.
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   Posted 1/14/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad I came back and read this thread I always assumed the bone spur on my foot caused the inflamation and the tendinitis. It makes sense now that it was the other way around. I find the spur and the tendinitis is more painful than the joints that are just swollen.
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