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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. 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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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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