Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dragoom7149, Mar 6, 2003.
Hello! New here. I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between oa and ra.
OA is a pain, and RA is crippling. That's the main difference I know! RA is more of an autoimmume disease that involves a lot more to it than just the degenerating joints like OA. I can't really explain it, so I don't know why I replied! lol
I guess I just want to welcome you, as I am new here, too!
Maybe someone else can tell us both more. I know I have OA all over, and it is a pain!
Hope this helps.
Rhuematic Arthritis is inflammatory - Osteo is not. RA affects both joints - for example if your have it in your left knee you also will have it in your right knee. OA is not always in both joints.
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