Arthritis is arthritis, right? Not exactly. There are many different kinds of arthritis. Two of the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Their primary symptoms are similar, mostly joint pain and stiffness. But they have different causes and sometimes may require different treatments.
Osteoarthritis, the more common condition, is known as a wear-and-tear disease. Over a lifetime of activity (or sometimes due to injury), the cartilage that cushions your joints begins to wear down. Without that cushion, you have pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an...Read More