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What is enthesitis?

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Tendons are the tissues that attach your muscles to your bones. Ligaments are what attach your bones to one another. The places where your tendons and ligaments meet your bones are called entheses. Sometimes, these connection points can get inflamed and become painful because of injury, overuse, or disease. This is known as enthesitis, also sometimes called enthesopathy.

From: Enthesopathy and Enthesitis WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by David Zelman on April 30, 2019

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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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