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What are the treatments that can help with enthesitis?

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like naproxen and ibuprofen, can help with inflammation and pain. If the enthesitis is caused by an autoimmune arthritis, your doctor also may prescribe a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug, such as methotrexate, or biologics such as adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), or infliximab (Remicade). Your doctor may recommend steroids for areas that are especially stiff or painful.

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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