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Chronic pain mainly on or near joints

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Got chronic pain mainly on or near joints? Where your tendons connect to your bones (“enthesitis”)? If so, the possibility of a rheumatic disease should considered. See Mease et al., here’s a good infographic, and here’s a diagram of the spots to be aware of.

Diagram of the 18 sites of pain highlighted by the SPARCC Enthesitis Index.

Diagram of the 18 sites of pain highlighted by the SPARCC Enthesitis Index.

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