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Which is Worse: OA or RA?

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, which is mainly experienced by old age people. There are several types of arthritis but two main are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. In order to get information about both these conditions you need to read this whole content carefully.

These both Conditions are types of Arthritis, which are mostly experienced by old age and obese people. In addition to this, these both conditions lead you stiffness, chronic pain, and irritation. No doubt, these both conditions are severe but you need to visit the ortho doctor if you want to understand which is the worse condition.

Let’s understand these both arthritis conditions together.


OA stands for osteoarthritis, that is usually experienced by women more than men. This condition happens when your protective cartilage internally breaks down. Due to this condition, you are unable to take even a single step. And you will surely experience severe pain in your joints and you may experience damage in joint cartilage. In this situation, you need to take arthritis treatment so that you can get rid of your problem easily.


RA stands for Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is generally an autoimmune disease in women. This occurs when our body parts suddenly attack our immune system. And our immune system is well-known for protection which protects us from many health conditions such as infections and viruses.

Causes of OA and RA

OA Causes

You may not be aware of the reasons behind osteoarthritis, but there are several causes of OA condition. These include Genetic factors, older age, traumatic injury to a joint, sex, Obesity, Bone deformities, breakage of cartilage, and repeated stress on the joint. In addition, if you left them untreated, then they will lead to chronic condition over time.

RA Causes

Well, causes of RA are not cleared but you may experience this type of arthritis due to obesity when inflammation destroys the cartilage and bones, family history, environmental factors, smoking, when your body’s own immune system attacks the joints, and when your joints lose its shape and alignment as well. These all the causes lead you to severe condition, due to which you may need to visit the Orthopaedic surgeon, in order to get the proper treatment for this type of arthritis.

Symptoms of Both types of arthritis.

RA Symptoms

Here are several symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis such as:

  • Tenderness and chronic pain in multiple joints
  • Fatigue
  • Warm, swollen joints, and also joint stiffness in the morning
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite

OA Symptoms:

You may experience several signs of osteoarthritis but the main symptom of this type of arthritis is chronic pain in the affected joint. Here are some other symptoms include-:

  • You may experience Stiffness and tenderness in the joints.
  • Swelling around the affected joints.
  • Bone spurs.
  • You will surely experience the loss of flexibility
  • Grating sensation

Moreover, in order to get the treatment for these conditions you need to visit the doctor first.

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  • ปั้มไลค์ on September 18, 2019

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