Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dragoom7149, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. dragoom7149

    dragoom7149 New Member

    Hello! New here. I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between oa and ra.
  2. JLH

    JLH New Member

    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!
  3. LeLeHpr

    LeLeHpr New Member

    Osteo Arthritis
    Rhuematory Arthitis

    Hope this helps.
  4. Tattoopixie

    Tattoopixie New Member

    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.
    Take care,