I Am Having Worse Pain In The Left Knee, Hip And Shoulder Than My Right. Could I Have Osteoarthritis In Those Joints As Well As Ra?

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Asked by Carol

I Am Having Worse Pain In The Left Knee, Hip And Shoulder Than My Right. Could I Have Osteoarthritis In Those Joints As Well As Ra?

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Yes, Carol. That is very possible. My ortho told me that the inflammation from RA can lead to OA. I know many people who have both RA and OA, especially in their knees and ships and shoulders.

Best to make an appointment with your orthopedic doc for some xrays, or your Rheumy if your Rheumy does that sort of thing. Mine does not. She refers me to an ortho and then wants a detailed report.

Best Wishes,

V

Answered by Vanessa Collins