Patient Comments: Rheumatoid Arthritis - Experience With RA and OA

Please describe your experience with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

A Doctor's View on Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Read the Comment by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatoid arthritis differs from osteoarthritis in that RA is an autoimmune disease and OA is a degenerative disease. While RA affects the whole body, OA mainly affects the joints. Both diseases can cause joint destruction. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Saidu, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 11

I have a nasty experience of joints swellings, joints pains and problems with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

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