Enthesopathy

Question

What does the term ‘enthesopathy’ mean?

Answer

Enthesopathy describes a problem or process at the site of a tendon or ligament attachment to bone. It can be the result of an inflammatory process and an inflammatory arthritis, such as reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, sarcoidosis, or gout. However, it can also occur from trauma or overuse. The symptoms are usually of pain next tothe joint instead of at the joint itself.

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS

About Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University