Category: Arthritis

Differences Women Should Know Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Women– especially older women– often have to deal with stiff and painful joints. A doctor may diagnose them with rheumatoid arthritis and/or osteoarthritis. What should you know about these two types of arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Differences   Rheumatoid arthritis can happen at any age and it’s an autoimmune disease where your body’s immune… Read more »

Do I have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting joints of the body. People with RA might have inflammation or pain in their hands, fingers and wrists or their knees, ankles, feet and/or toes.  Normally, a person’s cartilage acts as a “shock absorber” for the joints. However, RA messes with the cartilage and eventually people… Read more »

Risk Factors for Arthritis

There’s a good chance that you or someone you know has arthritis. After all, about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. have it! Now here’s the question most people ask: “Can you control some risk factors to avoid getting arthritis?” The answer is yes and no. Controllable Arthritis Risk Factors What are some risk… Read more »