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Arthritis Vs. Bursitis
My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Gout is 1 form: There are 4 kinds of arthritis: crystal diseases like gout, infections like lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune problems, and degenerative arthritis like osteoarthritis. Gout comes on within a day and resolves in several days with severe pain possibly redness, warmth, swelling compared to osteo which is milder, usually doesn't go away, and isn't as red/warm. Go to dr. For help. ...Read more
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Inflammation: Inflammatory arthritis usually presents with the symptoms of inflammation - redness, swelling, heat over the affected joints, which is uncommon in cases of osteoarthritis. Sometimes osteoarthritis may cause a flare up similar to that of the inflammatory arthritis, but that's, again, not common. Inflammatory arthritis usually cause greater disability and more pronounced symptoms and joint changes. ...Read more
No: Rheumatic is an improper usage. Rheumatoid is correct. ...Read more
Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that leads to the destruction of joints. Osteoarthritis is wear and tear destruction of the joint. In its late stages the destruction caused by rheumatoid arthritis mimics osteoarthritis. Once the joint surfaces get rough - for what ever reason - the wear and tear component dominates. ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: I wonder what you mean by inflammatory edge. It's not a common term, nor is it an accepted medical term. Inflammatory arthritis, on the other hand, is the type of joint disease whose main feature is marked inflammation, of which signs are redness, pain, heat and swelling but also presence of inflammatory markers in the blood such as elevated c reactive protein, esr, leukocytosis and others. ...Read more
Could someone describe the difference between arthritis pain and say overuse pain, I'm trying to decide whether I actually have arthritis?
If bad, see doc: If the pain is bad enough that you'd be willing to take treatment for it, then see a doctor rather than rely on the opinion of an amateur (yourself). No description here is a substitute for that. If your pain is not bad enough that you'd be willing to take treatment for it, then it doesn't matter what the cause is. ...Read more
See below: Technically arthralgia is pain in the joints and arthritis is inflammation in the joints however, the terms are often used interchangeably. Not all pain in joints is arthritic though. For instance, joint pain can occur from viruses or even conditions like low thyroid (hypothyroid). ...Read more
No, can be the same!: Tendons attach to the joint capsule or bone. Tendinitis is a basic form of enthesophy (which also includes ligamentous and periosteal inflammation) is basic feature of the most common inflammatory arthopathies, spondyloarthritis. Inflammation of tendon sheath is common in ra. ...Read more
Local and Systemic:
There are many difference between oteo and ra.
Osteo usually local and the other is systemic.
Morning stiffness lasts less than 60 mins; tends to get worse later throughout day.
In RA morning stiffness lasts longer than 1 hour; worse in am; stiffness occurs in am & periods of rest.
Common in both men and women. Before 50 more men than women, after 50 more women than men, RA effect women more ...Read more
General vs specific: Rheumatism is a general term used to refer problems of the joint or tissue. Rheumatoid arthritis is a specific diagnosis. It is a systemic, inflammatory process that can result in joint destruction. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to controlling rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
None: Synonyms, not specific, just mean joints inflamed. ...Read more
Arthritis: Gout is caused by an overproduction of uric acid which is a breakdown product of certain proteins. If the level of uric acid in the blood is too high, gout crystals which under a microscope look like needles will deposit in certain joints like the big toe, elbow or knee and cause severe inflammation and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis/autoimmune condition/the body makes antibodies to the joint lining. ...Read more
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