2. Mobility Issues
Enthesopathy creates symptoms of severe pain in the affected joint. As a result, the patient may experience symptoms of pain when they move the affected area. For example, those people dealing with enthesopathy of the knee joint may find it hard to walk upstairs or even walk around normally, without experiencing pain in the joint. Enthesopathy of the knee may affect all the ligaments in the joint, reducing the range of motion.
This reduction in range-of-motion leads to mobility issues in the affected individual. As a result, the patient may start to develop muscular imbalances in the knees as well as the quadriceps, hamstrings, and hips. Muscular imbalances may also begin to affect the patient’s posture, resulting in changes in gait when walking and standing.
Patients require treatment with the physiotherapist to restore the range-of-motion in the affected joints. This strategy helps to increase mobility and reduce the chances of postural and muscular imbalances.