In medicine, an enthesopathy refers to a disorder involving the attachment of a tendon or ligament to a bone. This site of attachment is known as the entheses.
If the condition is known to be inflammatory, it can more precisely be called an enthesitis.
Enthesopathies may take the form of spondyloarthropathies (joint diseases of the spine) such as ankylosing spondylitis, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis. Enthesopathy can occur at the elbow, wrist, carpus, hip, knee, ankle, tarsus, or heel bone, among other regions. Further examples include:
- Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
- Rotator cuff syndrome of shoulder and allied disorders
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Scapulohumeral fibrositis
- Synovitis of hand or wrist
- Periarthritis of wrist
- Gluteal tendinitis
- Iliac crest spur
- Psoas tendinitis
- Trochanteric tendinitis