One of the characteristics of anklylosing spondilitis is inflammation where tendons attach to the bone. This is a condition called enthesitis. Enthesitis can be painful, especially when it involves tendons in areas frequently used, like the achilles tendon that attaches at the back of the heel.
About Victoria Ruffing, RN
Ms. Ruffing has been a member of the Arthritis Center since 2000, currently serving as the Nurse Manager. She is a critical member of our patient care team.