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My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?

My shoulder has been hurting really bad. I dobt have full rotation and it hurts to raise it. Could it be bursitus or arthritis?

Yes: It could be both but arthritis is a chronic condition that occurs over time. Only an exam by your doctor can give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joints. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

One kind: Gout is one of four kinds of arthritis. It is inflammation in a joint caused by crystals. Other kinds of arthritis include degenerative (osteoarthritis), inflammatory (like rheumatoid), and infections (eg, lyme). ...Read more

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What's the difference between gout and arthritis in men?

What's the difference between gout and arthritis in men?

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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What is the main difference between arthritis and rheumatism?

Arthritis: Arthritis is a general term used to indicate degenerative or inflammatory changes that effect the inside of a joint. Rheumatism refers to rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between osteo snd inflammatory arthritis?

How to tell difference between osteo snd inflammatory arthritis?

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

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What is the difference between regular tylonel and tylonel arthritis?

Higher dose: Tylenol arthritis is simply a higher dose (650 mg) of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in tylenol. Regular tylenol typically has 325 mg and the extra strength tylenol has 500 mg. ...Read more

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What's the difference between still's disease and reactive arthritis?

What's the difference between still's disease and reactive arthritis?

Maybe none!: If we do not know the infectious trigger, jia or still's in adults or children are therefore not caslled reactive arthritis. My personal belief is that they are all reactive arthritities. Children do not develop rheumatoid arthritis, unless usally females after puberty. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between rheumatiod arthritis and osteo arthritis?

Is there a difference between rheumatiod arthritis and osteo arthritis?

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

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How to tell the difference between arthritis and just normal growing pains?

How to tell the difference between arthritis and just normal growing pains?

By inflammation.: It the joint is inflamed, then arthritis is present. Signs of inflammation are heat, redness, swelling and pain at the site of the joint. Growing pains are usually just that--pains, without signs of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory edge?

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

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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

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Difference between arthritis and arthralgia?

Difference between arthritis and arthralgia?

Inflammation: "arthritis" means joint inflammation while "arthralgia" means joint pain. You can have joint pain without joint inflammation, joint inflammation without joint pain, or have both together. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arthritis, arthralgia?

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

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What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

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

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What is the difference between osteo and rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the difference between osteo and rheumatoid arthritis?

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

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What is the difference between rheumatisim and rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the difference between rheumatisim and rheumatoid arthritis?

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

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What is the main difference between arthritis and some other illness?

What is the main difference between arthritis and some other illness?

Depends: Arthritis just means inflammation of the joints and there are many types so it depends on what disease you are comparing it to. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between arthritis or just back pain?

MRI: Lower back pain is caused by many factors (back arthritis, muscle spasms, ligament tears). To differentiate simple muscle spams from lower back arthritis (disc disease, joint degeneration, ligament overgrowth, etc), you will need a lumbar spine mri. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rheumatic and rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Rheumatic arthritis is no longer used as a term for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. Acute rheumatic fever, an infectious disease, can cause arthritis but it does not cause rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What's the difference between gout and rheumatoid or other arthritis?

What's the difference between gout and rheumatoid or other arthritis?

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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Is there a difference between seronegative arthritis and fibromyalgia?

Is there a difference between seronegative arthritis and fibromyalgia?

YES INDEED: 'Seronegative arthritis" may be anything from gout to osteoarthritis it simply means NON-RHEUMATOID joint disease.
FIBROMYALGIA is a MUSCLE/FASCIAL DISEASE with TRIGGER POINTS which are determined by a COMPLETE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

RA/osteoarthritis: Ra is a condition that is autoimmune, usually presenting earlier in life than osteoarthritis which is inflammation of the joints due to wear and tear. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more