Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis: How to Determine if I have RA or OA?

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is an umbrella term to describe inflammation of the joints. However, there are different types of arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). While RA and OA both affect your joints, they are extremely different forms of the same broader condition. RA is an autoimmune condition, while OA is primarily a degenerative joint condition. We will discuss Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis.

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Famous Artists Who Had Rheumatoid Arthritis

Artists Who Had Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are many famous artists in history who had Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), most notably Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alexej von Jawlensky. Both represent a great example of successfully coping with RA in former times when treatment was extremely limited. In addition, these artists took advantage of creative disease management. We will discuss these two artists who had Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Benefits of Seeking Early Arthritis Treatments

early arthritis treatments

Arthritis is actually not a disease; it is a description of about 100 diseases that affect the joints and cause pain, stiffness and deformity. It is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and has been diagnosed in over 50 million adults and 300,000 children. Although arthritis can affect anybody, it is most common in older women. There numerous benefits of early arthritis treatments, including that it can help you control symptoms before they become rare.

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