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10 Differences Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Doctor explaining osteoarthritis to a patient.
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Doctor examines woman's knee for osteoarthritis
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Prevalence


People playing tennis, repetitive sports movements or injury may lead to increased risk of arthritis.
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Causes


Doctor examining x-ray of knee for signs of osteoarthritis
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Age of onset


Doctor examining mans hand for rheumatoid arthritis.
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Location of joint pain


Osteoarthritis afflicted knees
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Joint appearance


Early day joint pain
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Morning joint stiffness


Fatigued woman falling asleep in chair.
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Symptoms besides joint pain


Rheumatoid arthritis progressed to deformed joints.
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Disease progression


Staying flexible with yoga.
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What eases pain


Anti-inflammatories, DMARD's, and corticosteroids, are some of the medications used to control arthritis
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Medications


Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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Dr. Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored. Find her on social media @drinksmoothies.