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What is the difference between RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis)?

What is the difference between RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis)?

Too many to mention: Ra is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of large and small joints in all extremities. Oa is more of a wear and tear type of arthritis. There are numerous other differences. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

OA vs. RA: Osteoarthritis is a mechanical alignment problem or a result of post-traumatic intra-articular malalignment. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, when the body's own host immune system starts to work against itself. ...Read more

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How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?

How long can it take for primary osteoarthritis and secondary oa to develop? Would one know after 20 yrs?

Yes.: Primary osteoarthritis (DJD) is "wear and tear" arthritis, and occurs over long periods of time secondary DJD is usually from a prior inflammatory process or trauma. It is usually detectable a few years after the initial insult. ...Read more

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How can I deal with osteoarthritis until I go to my appointment on February 2016? I got a shot for OA today how long will it last?

How can I deal with osteoarthritis until I go to my appointment on February 2016?
  I got a shot for OA today how long will it last?

Osteoarthritis: What joint or joints r affected? If u received an injection into the joint the length of time of efficacy varies from a few weeks to a few months. Try ice, limit activities that increase pain or swelling , stay on alleve two pills twice a day for 3-4 weeks , purchase a brace or sleeve if u r having problems with knees or ankles. ...Read more

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If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

If hypermobility causes osteoarthritis is it primary or secondary oa?

Secondary: Several studies have shown significant association between diffuse joint hypermobility and osteoarthritis. Joint hypermobility predisposes to musculoskeletal disorders, especially osteoarthritis. Laxity of the joints has been predisposing factor for joint or soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

What is osteoarthritis?

Degeneration: in the joints of your body due to wear and tear, injury or even previous surgery in the area. ...Read more

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What is osteoarthritis?

Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time. ...Read more

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What are signs of osteoarthritis?

What are signs of osteoarthritis?

Pain: Pain is not always the primary symptom of osteoarthreitis, particularly at at its earliest stages. Nor does osteoathritis of the spine always cause pain. It does cause pain especially in the the major joints of the body, ie the shoulders, hips and knees. There will be pain with weightbearing and there will be limited range of motion. X-rays will show osteoarthritis and should be done when suspect. ...Read more

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How can improve my osteoarthritis?

How can improve my osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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