ankylosing spondylitis


What other signs and symptoms may occur with ankylosing spondylitis?

Other symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include fatigue and tiredness. Some patients may find they have anxiety and depression, as a result of living with AS. Another common finding is arthritis of the hip and patients may find the pain can extend to the groin or buttocks and cause difficulty in walking. Often times the heel is involved in AS and a common point of inflammation resulting in Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the soles of the feet). Shoulder pain may be encountered and limit your range of motion. Rarely, AS can also cause serious complications involving the heart, lungs, and nervous system.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-07


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