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Arthritis Vs. Bursitis
See below: Arthritis: arthr - joint, itis - swelling/inflammation --- inflammation of a joint which may include the cartilage (chondritis) and ligaments. Usually from chronic degeneration. Bursitis: burs - purse/bag, itis- swelling/inflammation --- inflammation of the padding (shock absorber) that overlays and separates joints - usually from overuse (runners, ball pitchers, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not much: Arthritis is a result of cartilage breakdown causing inflammation, pain and stiffness in the joints. Tendonitis is an injury and inflammation in the tendons. It can happen anywhere in the tendon, but typically it manifests where the muscles and tendons meet. The cause of fibromyalgia is currently unknown.Symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic widespread pain, fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute vs Chronic: Tendonitis is an acute injury of the tendon areas resulting in inflammation and irritation noted on imaging studies. Tendonopathy is a chronic condition in which inflammation is not the issue but micro tearing and lack of healing taking place in the tendon. Consider PRP or stem cell therapy for either condition to use your own body's healing and anti-inflammatory factors to regenerate tissue. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
RA vs Osteoarthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a collagen vascular disorder caused by a patient's immune system. These patients are often managed by a rheumatologist. It results in destruction of the joint. Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of a joint usually over time from such causes as obesity or a long time injury. It may also be without cause. ...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
Wear&tear v inflamma: Think of osteoarthritis (OA) as result of wear & tear that comes w/aging & repetitive injury. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for more info. Compare that to rheumatoid arthritis which is much less common inflammatory disorder. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/basics/definition/con-20014868 ...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
Different types : Although they are both called arthritis, they are two very different types. Each one has different causes and different manifestations. There can be certain similarities of therapy. We need to define each one because our clinical program, our clinical evaluation, and our therapy can differ. They have different types of immunologic processes involved in each of these. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some details...: Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon, resulting from micro-tears that happen when the musculo-tendinous unit is overloaded with a force that is too heavy and/or too sudden. Tendinosis is a degeneration of the tendon’s collagen in response to chronic overuse, especially when overuse is continued without giving the tendon time to heal (such as with repetitive strain injury like using a mouse). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Rheumatoid arthritis is a destructive, inflammatory arthritis that is caused by the production of antibodies in your body that attacks the joint lining called the synovium. Osteoarthritis is not an autoimmune condition and is generally thought to be a condition in which degeneration of a joint outstrips its ability to heal itself. There is also inflammation. Osteoarthritis is generally less severe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Clarification: Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon, usually due to a strain or over-use injury. Tendinitis is not a condition and i assume a misspelling of tendonitis. However, there is another condition known as tinnitis, which is a "ringing" or "buzzing" sound in the ear, usually due to an acoustic nerve irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different causes: Gouty arthritis- due to an increase of uric acid production or underexcretion. Typically affects big toe joints, as well as the mid foot, ankle, knees, wrist. Diagnosis confirmed by uric aicd crytals in the joint. Presents itself by painful acute episodes, typically at night. Osteo- bone on bone- which cause inflammation in and around the joint. Ra- chronic persistent pain, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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