Enthesitis is inflammation of the ‘enthesis,’ which is where a tendon or ligament attaches to bone,
Symptoms are pain sometimes accompanied by swelling, Enthesitis is actually one of the hallmark traits of SpA.
Common spots for enthesitis to happen are around your heel, knee, hip, toe, elbow, backbone, and the bottom of your foot. The inflammation can lead to pain and stiffness, especially when you’re moving. You also might notice swelling around those areas.
Enthesitis is hard to diagnose. The doctor will give you a physical exam, check for swelling, and see if the area hurts when compressed. He’ll ask if the pain gets better after you exercise. The doctor can recommend lab and imaging tests.
There’s no specific treatment for enthesopathy, but there are treatments for the diseases that lead to it. Usually, they’re a mix of exercise, rest, and medication. the doctor can help you decide what’s right for you.