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How are symptoms differ from osteoarthritis and RA?

How are symptoms differ from osteoarthritis and RA?

Both cause pain &. .: destruction of weigh bearing bones. In the upper extremities, especially elbow, wrists & hands, ,RA causes swelling, deformity, & significant loss of function. A rheumatologist should dictate Ur care while an ortho should dictate care 4 osteoarthritis. Meds overlap some but RA needs more aggressive Rx as symptoms worsen.Kworsen.Knees can have severe deformation also.especially valgus. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more


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What are the differences between RA and OA?

What are the differences between RA and OA?

Numerous: RA affects the joint lining or inner joint capsule. RA is an autoimmune disease that commonly had a hereditary component. The synovial proliferation that occurs causes damage to the cartilage. Typically symmetrical affects right and left and multiple joints affected. OA is a wear and tear of the cartilage in a joint. The cartilage thins and more stress seen on bone causing pain ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between ra and oa?

Arthritis: While both rheumatoid arthritis ( RA) and osteoarthritis( OA) cause painful joints, , RA is an autoimmune disease ( the body attacks itself) and can cause problems wit other parts of the body. Your doctor can distinguish between the two by taking a complete history, examining the joints and ordering appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have oa and ra at the same time?

Is it possible to have oa and ra at the same time?

Yup.: osteoarthritis, or "OA" is a common maturational change of the skeleton, usually with aging or history of repetitive trauma. So this can happen to anyone- even people who also have RA, or rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition that has somewhat different presentation, blood test results, and treatment. Even folks with RA get older, and we do often see a mixed pattern of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the differences between RA, OA and gout?

What are the differences between RA, OA and gout?

See below: Is an inflammatory arthritis that usually attacks one joint at a time .This is caused by excessively high uric acid in blood from either producing too much or not excreting it fast enough. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic auto-immune condition that affects many joints of body including hand, feet, knees and elbows. OA is more of a "wear and tear" arthritis: cartilage in joint wears from overuse. ...Read more

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Can radiology be used to distinguish between RA and OA?

Can radiology be used to distinguish between RA and OA?

Yes.: radiologists can see the differences on radiographic studies. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for OA and RA?

What are the treatment options for OA and RA?

Spectrum of treatmen: Always start with evaluation and X-ray. History and family history. Exercise to strengthen muscles surrounding the affected joint. Use low impact exercise so you do not overload the joint with impact. Oral NSAIDS can. For OA and RA steroid shot can be beneficial for flare ups. OA can use viscosupplementation such as hyaluron injections or synvIsc (hylan g-f 20). End stage may require joint replacement ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between RA and OA in the hands?

How can you distinguish between RA and OA in the hands?

Ra v oa. Hands: oa affects distal joints more commonly and the base of the thin while ra affects the large knuckles and the distal ulna initially. It's more complex than this but this is a good starting point. Oa tends to have prominent Binet joints while ra. Boggy inflamed joints or tendons ...Read more

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What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

Very different.: Ra is a destructive, inflammatory, immunological process affecting joints and other body organs. Oa is an insidious, degenerative joint process with less inflammation. ...Read more

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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

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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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Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor

Dr said he thinks I have arthritis but not sure if OA or RA but I'm only 30 am I to young for OA? My mom and child has RA but I have neg RF factor

RF not diagnostic: There are several types of RA that are RF negative, and being symptomatic in adulthood is no guarantee of what the type is. I suggest you see a rheumatologist if you want a definitive diagnosis with a battery of serologic tests, X-rays, etc ...Read more

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Hi, i would like to know about this all natural juice name suppa, I have RA and oa, need to manage joints pains naturally. There is so much stuff out until you don't know what's good or not.

We : We are all wishing and hoping for the answer to arthritis. Since time began many people, both well-meaning and charlatans--have been claiming they have the answers. How will we know when it's actually true? It won't be because we or our friends took it and felt better. That's how quack cures get around and make money. Just feeling better can happen because of own inner ability to manage pain and feel healthy in spite of illness. We all have an "inner healer" that in science is referred to as the placebo effect. There is also the possibility that the symptoms waned or eased off on their own and taking the medicine or juice was a coincidence. Finally, many things improve on their own, although arthritis is not, unfortunately, one of them. So how will we know if suppa juice is the one? Science. We'll need to have well-designed and well-executed studies that show a true difference. Not just a perceived difference. So many of us suffer with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (ra and oa) that we need to be sure it's not just wishful thinking or truly bad behavior on the part of the people that market these "cures". Is suppa supposed to change the course of arthritis or work more like an aspirin, temporarily relieving the pain. Either way, we need to careful placebo-controlled studies to be sure it's better than sugar water. I have some good news. The new medications for RA can truly change the course of the disease. They are in a sense that magic bullet we have been wishing for all these years. Methotrexate, enbrel, (etanercept) etc. Cannot cure the disease, but they can slow it. As a surgeon, i don't operate much on RA any more. We used to operate frequently on patients with severe joint damage. Those patients are uncommon in my office with these new drugs. The bad news is that we are not there yet with oa. And oa is the one that all of us get, like we all get grey hair. You'll know when someone figures out how to change the course of oa. You'll know because a nobel prize will be handed out and it will be a truly amazing day. In the meantime hang in there. Remember our grandparents with their "rheumatism" and the spirit they showed. You have it too. You'll be just fine. ...Read more

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Woke up 2 hrs ago with pain OVER both eyes. Sensitive to bright light & objects only. Took flonase. Have AS,RA,OA. No other symtoms.

Frontal headache: A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine. Photophobia (sensitivity to light) may be present. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can radiologist tell the diff between OA and RA on MRI? MRI showed i had arthritis in couple of toes but results didn't specify which kind

Can radiologist tell the diff between OA and RA on MRI? MRI showed i had arthritis in couple of toes but results didn't specify which kind

Sometimes yes.: But RA is a clinical diagnosis based upon history, exam, and lab tests, and not on MRI findings. Consult with your internist regarding more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more