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What is the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine
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In brief: Aging vs. Attacking
Osteoarthritis is often referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis that develops as we age.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys its own joints.

In brief: Aging vs. Attacking
Osteoarthritis is often referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis that develops as we age.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys its own joints.
Dr. Jason Beasley
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Inflammation
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation in joints and that inflammation can lead to destruction and other chronic problems.
Osteoarthritis is not typically considered an inflammatory disease. It is mostly associated with the aging process, post traumatic joint injuries, or what we would consider the arthritis resulting from wear and tear., treatments also differ dramatically.

In brief: Inflammation
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation in joints and that inflammation can lead to destruction and other chronic problems.
Osteoarthritis is not typically considered an inflammatory disease. It is mostly associated with the aging process, post traumatic joint injuries, or what we would consider the arthritis resulting from wear and tear., treatments also differ dramatically.
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