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What is the side effect of both rheumatic and osteoarthriritis?
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Limited or systemic?
Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on specific joints.
This is common in the hands, knees, shoulder, hips, etc - joints that have been used a lot. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic (whole body) inflammation that can affect many joints and can even give symptoms like fever, weakness, or fatigue - not just localized pain.

In brief: Limited or systemic?
Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on specific joints.
This is common in the hands, knees, shoulder, hips, etc - joints that have been used a lot. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic (whole body) inflammation that can affect many joints and can even give symptoms like fever, weakness, or fatigue - not just localized pain.
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