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What are some symptoms of enthesitis?

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Common spots for enthesitis to happen are around your heel, knee, hip, toes, fingertips, elbow, backbone, and the bottom of your foot. You'll feel pain and stiffness, especially when you're moving. You also might notice swelling around those areas. This pain can be different from other types of arthritis pain because you usually feel it next to a joint or spread out over a wider area rather than inside a joint.

SOURCES:

Enthesitis.org: "What Is Enthesitits?"

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Enthesopathy."

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

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. Lancet, October 1998.

Axelsen, M. Rheumatology, October 2013.

Falsetti, P. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 2003.

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Enthesitis.org: "What Is Enthesitits?"

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Enthesopathy."

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

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. Lancet, October 1998.

Axelsen, M. Rheumatology, October 2013.

Falsetti, P. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 2003.

Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

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