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Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis: Learn the Difference

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Man holding painful elbow
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Senior man opening jar
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OA and RA Are Different Conditions


Woman with knee pain
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OA Is in the Joints While RA Can Affect the Whole Body


Sick woman drinks hot tea
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Symptoms Are Different


Woman with sore legs in bed
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Morning Stiffness Acts Differently in RA and OA


Man with shoulder pain
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Large Joints Versus Small


Arthritic Seniors hands cutting Flowers
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Visibility


Arthritic inflammation of the finger joints.
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DIP and the Spine


Doctor examining osteoporosis on an x-ray
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What About the Rest of Your Body?


Woman browsing in pharmacy
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Treatment in OA and RA


Doctor's appointment
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Getting a Diagnosis


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.