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A 41-year-old member asked:

The ring finger on my left hand and my second toe on my left foot have been extremely sore, is this ra?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unknown: Rheumatoid arthritis is usually a more symmetrical disease with multiple small joints affected. The more common condition, osteoarthritis, is more typical of your pattern. However, there are other important factors such as a detailed history and a physical examination that are necessary for an accurate diagnosis in your case.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
OA more likely: The RA unless already established previously, is less likely than the plain old degenerative joint disease/ osteoarthritis - have a medical dr or a rheumatologist look at it.

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