I developed oste
openia of my left femur head after a few months of prednisone use at age 19 and I have pain in my hip a lot. It's right in the joint and I get a shooting pain when I stand up and an aching pain when I'm walking, mostly when the left leg is back so I have to walk with a limp in order for it not to hurt. Sometimes it only lasts a short period of time, others (like today) it lasts all day or longer.
Every time I'm on prednisone, my joints usually start hurting right away and it switches- back, hips, ankles, fingers, toes, knees. It's ridiculous.
I would bring it up to your doc and request a bone density scan- if anything just to get a baseline to see if you have bone loss over time from the Crohn's/prednisone.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.
Currently unmedicated and flaring :(
Waiting for my appointment with the new GI on July 18th. Insurance finally kicked in, hooray!