A to Z: Enthesopathyenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about rheumatic disorders and conditions that affect the joints and entheses.Enthesopathy, enthesitis, arthritis, tendonitis, fasciitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, joints, entheses, Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, rheumatic disorders09/06/201303/21/201909/02/2019ce6dd3e6-86c1-4264-914e-a60dff1dea46https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-enthesopathy.html/<p><em>May also be called: Enthesitis</em></p> <p>An enthesopathy (en-thuh-SOP-uh-thee) is any disease that affects the places where tendons, ligaments, or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">muscles</a> attach to bones.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The place where a ligament, tendon, or muscle attaches to a bone is called an enthesis (plural: entheses). Any disorder that causes pain, swelling, irritation, or damage in entheses can be considered an enthesopathy.</p> <p>Common enthesopathies include arthritis (inflammation of the joints), Achilles tendonitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon), plantar fasciitis (inflammation of connective tissue on the bottom of the foot), and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-spondylitis-ankylosing.html/">ankylosing spondylitis</a> (inflammation of joints in the spine).</p> <p>Enthesopathies such as arthritis can be short-term &mdash; lasting just a few weeks or months, then going away forever &mdash; or they can be chronic and last for months or years. In rare cases, they can last a lifetime.</p> <p>Enthesopathies can cause swelling, loss of motion, severe pain, and tenderness at the site of the affected entheses. Treatment for an enthesopathy depends on the condition, but it usually involves medications to treat pain and reduce swelling, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/phys-therapy.html/">physical therapy</a> to restore use and function of the joints.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Many kinds of enthesopathy, such as tendonitis and fasciitis, may eventually go away, but others can be lifelong conditions. Treatment and physical therapy for enthesopathies can help reduce pain, increase flexibility and range of motion, and lessen the effects of the condition.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Biceps TendonitisLearn more about biceps tendonitis and how it's treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-biceps-tendonitis.html/4c7899f6-7151-4ba9-9524-a530ee1b0011
Achilles TendonitisIf the tendon just above your heel becomes swollen or irritated due to overuse, it can lead to a painful condition called Achilles tendonitis. Find out how to treat it - and prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/achilles.html/b76164e9-b222-48bb-8113-4e1df39b9672
ArthritisKids can get a kind of arthritis that causes joint pain. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/juv-rheum-arthritis.html/8d74d9e3-5b65-49cb-86b1-f03a78d98bb9
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Going to a Physical TherapistPhysical therapy uses exercises and other special treatments to help people move their bodies. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/physical-therapy.html/1a168d2a-98d8-45e8-b3b5-785fc9f6ecca
Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisIn juvenile idiopathic arthritis (also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)), a person can develop swollen, warm, and painful joints. Learn more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/jra.html/64ceaa10-23cf-4f1c-b6e0-21bd7cb07b97
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a specific kind of arthritis that usually occurs in kids and teens younger than 17.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/juv-rheumatoid-arthritis.html/f118a90b-88e2-491c-bad2-24a8ef6e2144
Physical TherapyPhysical therapy helps people get back to full strength and movement - and manage pain - in key parts of the body after an illness or injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pt.html/d292496f-1bf8-4949-9563-f0436e185c33
Proximal Biceps TendonitisIn teens, biceps tendonitis is usually an overuse injury that causes tendons in the upper arm to be swollen or irritated. Most cases heal on their own if you follow a few guidelines from your doctor.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/biceps-tendonitis.html/19b0bab4-8209-41f7-91d3-e6bc0560bf95
Word! ArthritisThis is what happens when joints - the places where bones meet - get painful, swollen, and stiff.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-arthritis.html/a8f06666-6d64-4c6c-b911-b91d85846354
Word! TendonsFor keeping things together, tendons come in handy!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-tendons.html/73531b1e-6e85-4336-bdae-6a2863f9d723
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