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Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Many...

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.

In brief: Many...

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.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine
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In brief: All different

Osteoarthritis is a 'wear and tear' type of disease.
Gout is due to having too much uric acid in your body. Ra is your immune system attacking your joints.

In brief: All different

Osteoarthritis is a 'wear and tear' type of disease.
Gout is due to having too much uric acid in your body. Ra is your immune system attacking your joints.
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
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In brief: Arthritis

The prior answer is very well said.

In brief: Arthritis

The prior answer is very well said.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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