THE DIF­FER­ENCES BE­TWEEN OS­TEOARTHRI­TIS AND RHEUMA­TOID ARTHRI­TIS.

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Os­teoarthri­tis is linked to wear and tear, and also de­gen­er­a­tion. Although mainly af­fect­ing those who are older, it can oc­cur ear­lier in some in­di­vid­u­als who are ac­tive.

Symp­toms: Pain upon move­ment that pro­gres­sively gets worse with any kind of move­ment done, with­out weights. At a later stage, swelling caused by in­flam­ma­tion or stiff­ness may last for an hour or two. Most of the time, it hap­pens in the morn­ing af­ter wak­ing up but per­sists only for a short while; tak­ing a short walk can help re­lieve the swelling.

Rheuma­toid arthri­tis can hap­pen at any age, af­fect­ing even teenagers. It’s a sys­temic prob­lem – your joints are at­tacked by your own im­mune cells, el­e­vat­ing it to more than just a joint-re­lated is­sue.

Symp­toms: You will mainly ex­pe­ri­ence stiff­ness and swelling, which can last for up to six or seven hours, and feel pain even with­out any move­ment.

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