Enthesopathy is a disorder of the muscles, tendons and ligaments where they attach to the bone. These connection points are called entheses. Any condition that results in pain, swelling, irritation, or damage in an enthesis, is called an enthesopathy. In some cases, enthesopathy can be a side effect of medication or occur as a result of repeated stress and repetitive movements. In other cases, infection and metabolic changes can bring about the disorder. The most common enthesopathies include arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Typical enthesopathy symptoms include pain (mild to severe) and hindered movement. Symptoms can last for a few weeks, a few months, or, in some rare cases, forever. Treatment for enthesopathy primarily focuses on addressing the underlying condition. To resolve the symptoms, though, rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful. Physical therapy also can be effective in relieving pain, increasing flexibility, and restoring joint function.