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What Is The Difference Between Rsd 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
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
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
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
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 more
Overuse / Immune sys: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by one's immune system attacking the joint cartilage, so usually in multiple joints at once. Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is from traumatic overuse. Actual overuse by repetitive normal motions is unusual. A knee joint will run thousands of miles over 70 years if the knee is never "twisted" injured. Not using a joint enough leads to osteoarthritis! ...Read more
RA vs lupus: They are both autoimmune diseases and they share many common symptoms. Lupus usually presents with a rash and effects one organ at the time, while RA presents with bilateral joint pain. To establish a diagnosis of RA, patient's history evaluation, examination, labs and radiographic imaging findings are used. ...Read more
Difference: They are both rheumatologic conditions, however RA usually has detectable blood markers suggesting joint degeneration in specific patterns as a result of a hyperactive immune response. Ankylosing spondylitis is usually negative for blood markers, but associated with hla b27 antigen. It causes inflammation in the joints of the axial skeleton resulting in fusion of the sacroiliac and spinal segments. ...Read more
Best person to ans--: Wer this for you, would be your PCP or the Rheumatologist. Check with them. ...Read more
What is the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative osteoarthritis. Their treatments?
Many differences: Rheumatoid arthritis typicall affects small joints of the hands and feet, is much more painful and causes stiffness of the joints. Degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis is disease of the weight bearing joints like knees and hips and causes low to moderate degree of pain and it often occurs after 50 yrs of age. ...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
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 more
Friendly fire: In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system thinks the lining of the joints (synovium) are an intruder (like a virus or bacteria). The immune system attacks (friendly fire) the joints causing pain, stiffness, fatigue, joint damage, and disability if not treated aggressively. Osteoarthrits is when the cartilage of the joint degenerates. The immune system is not directly involved in the proces. ...Read more
Sometimes hard: Both have arthritis as part of the disease in RA it is the major feature and most people have nothing else. Lupus, while having arthritis as part of it, often has many other features of other organ systems like the skin kidneys bervous system or blood best way is to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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 more
Ra affects everything in the body by chronic inflammation, joint stiffness, related diseases. It may cause severe deformity and contracture of the toes and fingers.
Gout can cause joint pain acutely and gradually create enough joint changes to produce chronic pain as well. Kidney function is what is treated as the root cause of gout.
Osteoarthritis is mainly the wear and tear process in joints. ...Read more
Wear and tear: Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on joints causing mechanical damage, especially to cartilage. There is bony overgrowth and ultimately joints become bone on bone. This is extremely painful and often requires joint replacement surgery. Pain of OA has an inflammatory component that responds to NSAIDs. RA is the opposite. Autoimmune inflammation causes the synovial tissue to eat into cartilage and bone ...Read more
What are the basic differences in symptoms and clinical menifestations between Psoriatic arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis?
Less symetrical: Psoriatic arthritis comes in several forms. The main difference between RA and the type of psoriatic arthritis that is closest to rheumatoid is that psoriatic is less symetrical. Psoriatic is also associated with nail changes, more tendinitis problems, and psoriasis. It is very rare for RA to affect DIP (joints at end of finger). Psoriatic will affect these. There are many other small diff. ...Read more
Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Can rheumatoid arthritis cause hives? I'd so, how is it treated or minimalized? If not, and I have not related it to food, what should I look at next?
Bad: Ra is an inflammotry disorder, characterized by high levels of CRP in the body. CRP does not cause the damge, but is the best surrogate marker for inflammation in the body, particularly the blood stream. Inflammation hurts the ling of blood vessels and increases the tendency to deposit cholesterol plaques. It raises clotting factors, such as fibrinogen which makes the blood more liely to clot! ...Read more
Potentially: We now know that untreated, rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to cause permanent joint damage that leads to disability. However, there are many very effective and safe treatments to prevent this. The key is to treat it early on and have a good relationship with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more
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