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What are symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?

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  • Stiffness and pain in the lower back, buttocks, and hips after waking up or rest
  • Back pain relieved by movement and exercise
  • Difficulty bending the spine
  • Pain in the hips and difficulty walking
  • Pain in the heels and soles of the feet
  • Pain in the jaw, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Bent-over posture
  • Straightening of the spine
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Eye swelling, redness, and pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty taking a deep breath
  • Heart failure and heart block (problems with the electrical impulses that control your heart muscle)
  • Bowel inflammation like Crohn's disease or UC

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology. 

The Mayo Clinic. 

Spondylitis Association of America. 

Sportsinjuryclinic.net.

Reveille, J. Am J Med Sci., 2011 Apr; 341(4): 284–286.

Brown, M. , Dec. 2005. Arthritis & Rheumatism

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology. 

The Mayo Clinic. 

Spondylitis Association of America. 

Sportsinjuryclinic.net.

Reveille, J. Am J Med Sci., 2011 Apr; 341(4): 284–286.

Brown, M. , Dec. 2005. Arthritis & Rheumatism

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 20, 2019

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