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How can inflammation of the entheses affect new bone tissue?

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Inflammation of the entheses can cause new bone tissue to form. That new bone tissue gets in the way of normal movement and function -- like a bone spur on your heel. Enthesitis is common in some forms of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It also can happen in some children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). It's not usually linked to osteoarthritis or adult rheumatoid arthritis, but people with those conditions can have it.

From: Enthesopathy and Enthesitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Enthesitis.org: "What Is Enthesitits?"

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Enthesopathy."

Weiss, P. , June 2012. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis."

Arthritis Research UK: "Entheses, enthesitis and enthesopathy."

Mayo Clinic: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Understanding Autoimmune Diseases."

McGonagle, D. October 1998. Lancet,

Axelsen, M. , October 2013. Rheumatology

Falsetti, P. , 2003. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Enthesitis.org: "What Is Enthesitits?"

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Enthesopathy."

Weiss, P. , June 2012. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Classification of Psoriatic Arthritis."

Arthritis Research UK: "Entheses, enthesitis and enthesopathy."

Mayo Clinic: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Understanding Autoimmune Diseases."

McGonagle, D. October 1998. Lancet,

Axelsen, M. , October 2013. Rheumatology

Falsetti, P. , 2003. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

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