343.Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from Peter on 2007-07-10

A gluten intolerance can cause severe joint pain, and the associated malnutrition from not absorbing nutrients from food can result in weak bones and low bone density.
It is one possibility that your doctor should be investigating, but there are many other possible causes.

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from beatrice on 2009-09-08

I am so happy you posted this.

I was diagnosed with all kind of arthritic diseases and prescribed all kind of heavy meds. A genius rheumi doctor from Russia thought of running a genetic test for celiac disease as all the blood tests I ran in 30 years were always negative. It was an overnight relief (per say, compare to the years of suffering) getting rid of debilitating joint paint as my diet went gluten free.

I wish more doctor were aware of the link, my life has turned around and I can now make plans again, work, skip naps, travel etc

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from Tina on 2009-11-21

I can not believe I found this information. I have twins, one with autism, soon to be 8 years of age. Tried to use the GF/CF diet at 4 years of age. Unable to continue this because of the texture aversion and very limited foods. I continued to let my child eat what would go into his tummy. He began severe toe pain over a year ago. 2-'09 I took to a new pediatrician and she said Plantar Fasciitis ( pain would be in heal of foot from this). Wanted feet x-rays, mentioned arthritis and broke bones. Pedia. told me this toe pain and rubbing toes and screaming in pain from my child was all aggressive behaviors, told her my son went the opposite way and has never had aggressive behaviors. Told me that she saw my son jumping on his feet while at her office with my husband and that if he had toe pain he wouldn't be able to jump. I replied that well if you think that then what makes you think he may have broke bones in feet and requesting x-rays? I made her angry at me by saying this and she wrote me a nasty 3 page letter stating that I had a psychiatric disorder and sent copy to our new pedia. and we had a one hour conversation with him in which he told us he thought previous pedia. was stating maunchausen. My son recently began to have full blown allergic reactions after eating boxed cake mix. I took to allergist who said allergies have nothing to do with toe pain. Last week I got x-rays by podiatrist and his feet and bones are perfect. I am sick to my stomach that this doctor has done this maunchausen thing against me. I really don't care what they think of me , I just want my child to be pain free. I can deal with the autism. Because my child is non-verbal and unable to describe his pain with words is why we have been treated this way. Can someone please tell me where to find the scientific researched info. for joint pain in children with gluten intolerance. I am so grateful to the person's who posted this information

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from Peter on 2009-11-21

Hans ZJ
Affiliation: Yankton Bone Joint & Sports Medicine Center, Yankton, SD, USA.
Title: Celiac disease: its implications for orthopaedic nursing.
Source: Orthopaedic nursing / National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (Orthop Nurs) 2008 Sep-Oct; 27(5): 291-4; quiz 295-6
Additional Info: United States
Standard No: ISSN: 0744-6020 (Print); 1542-538X (Electronic); NLM Unique Journal Identifier: 8409486
Language: English
Abstract: Celiac disease (CD), also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is an inherited autoimmune disease that can lead to multisystem effects. Left undiagnosed and untreated, it has severe orthopaedic implications involving osteoporosis and unnecessary treatment of joint pain, which could be avoided. The orthopaedic nurse may have thought that CD was primarily an abdominal disorder. We need to be aware of the potential practice implications in orthopaedics by understanding the disease, its diagnosis, and treatment. Furthermore, orthopaedic nurses can contribute to current research by studying the relationships between CD and orthopaedic problems

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from Peter on 2009-11-21

Slot O ; Locht H
Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Copenhagen County Hospital Gentofte, Hellerup, Denmark.
Title: Arthritis as presenting symptom in silent adult coeliac disease. Two cases and review of the literature.
Source: Scandinavian journal of rheumatology (Scand J Rheumatol) 2000; 29(4): 260-3
Additional Info: NORWAY
Standard No: ISSN: 0300-9742 (Print); 1502-7732 (Electronic); NLM Unique Journal Identifier: 0321213
Language: English
Abstract: We report 2 cases of adult silent coeliac disease (CD) presenting with arthritis of a knee and a sacro-iliac joint, respectively. In both patients the arthritis was relieved on a gluten free diet. The literature on arthritis in adult CD is reviewed

Re: Gluten intolerance and severe joint pain: from Peter on 2009-11-21

Author(s): Bourne JT ; Kumar P ; Huskisson EC ; Mageed R ; Unsworth DJ ; Wojtulewski JA
Title: Arthritis and coeliac disease.
Source: Annals of the rheumatic diseases (Ann Rheum Dis) 1985 Sep; 44(9): 592-8
Additional Info: ENGLAND
Standard No: ISSN: 0003-4967 (Print); 1468-2060 (Electronic); NLM Unique Journal Identifier: 0372355
Language: English
Abstract: We report six patients with coeliac disease in whom arthritis was prominent at diagnosis and who improved with dietary therapy.

Joint pain preceded diagnosis by up to three years in five patients and 15 years in one patient. Joints most commonly involved were lumbar spine, hips, and knees (four cases). In three cases there were no bowel symptoms. All were seronegative. X-rays were abnormal in two cases. HLA-type A1, B8, DR3 was present in five and B27 in two patients. Circulating immune complexes showed no consistent pattern before or after treatment. Coeliac disease was diagnosed in all patients by jejunal biopsy, and joint symptoms in all responded to a gluten-free diet. Gluten challenge (for up to three weeks) failed to provoke arthritis in three patients tested. In a separate study of 160 treated coeliac patients attending regular follow up no arthritis attributable to coeliac disease and no ankylosing spondylitis was identified, though in a control group of 100 patients with Crohn's disease the expected incidence of seronegative polyarthritis (23\%) and ankylosing spondylitis (5\%) was found (p less than 0.01). Arthritis appears to be a rare manifestation of coeliac disease. This relationship may provide important clues to the role of gastrointestinal antigens in rheumatic diseases