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Learn how to differntiate between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo arthritis at home in 2011

January 27, 2011 in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis patients should understand how to differentiate their arthritis from different forms of arthritis. We will be discussing about two major types of arthritis that are Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo arthritis. Both of these cause intense pain in joints and inflammation around joints but they are still very different. To cure your arthritis it is very important to diagnose the type of arthritis, the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis are

Point of Difference

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteo Arthritis
Inflammation Rheumatoid Arthritis is immune disease caused by attack of antibodies in the body around membrane of the joints causing inflammation and de-locating the joints alignment. The joints deterioration because of decreased cartilage around joints causing intense pain, itching and swelling.
Affected Joints They affect the small joints and body organs. Knees, spine, ankle, feet and hip.
Aging, weight and genes Major reasons are genetics and infections Major reasons are aging, life style, genes, injury and obesity
Symptoms Pain, nodules, swelling, weakness, stiffness and loosing weight. Pain, stiffness, inflexibility, swelling and crackling sound around the joints.
General treatment It affects all joints around body and it is aggressive in nature. General treatment by doctors are medicine, immune reducing drugs, analgesics and surgery. Physiotherapy, pain cream, pain oils, pain killer medicines and joint replacement operation.
Diet Avoid any food that cause inflammation. Avoid Nightshade vegetables.

Similarity between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo arthritis

Well Both disease Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo arthritis are very dangerous, they should be given care extra care right from initial stages. There are many similarities between them such as joint pain, joint stiffness, restricted movement of joints, swelling in joints and bone spurs.

The treatment for both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteo arthritis is very different so a careful understanding is necessary to differentiate and get the right treatment to cure them at very initial stage. You should consult doctor and specialist immediately if you are observing similar symptoms.

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