What’s the difference between arthritis and osteoarthritis?
Arthritis and Osteoarthritis are common medical conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. Although they share similar symptoms, they have significant differences between them. This funny article will give you a clear insight into the differences between both conditions.
Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe several joint-related diseases, causing inflammation in one or more joints. This inflammatory disorder affects both young and old individuals across all races, with women being more susceptible than men.
The Causes of Arthritis
There are various causes for arithmetic [oops! It’s “arthritis”]; however, some of the most prevalent factors include:
- Age factor
- Physical injuries
- Infections like Lyme disease or Hepatitis C
- Autoimmune disorders such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Common Symptoms Of Arthritis
Being aware of these signs can ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment:
- Painful joints that’re tender when touched.
- Redness around affected joints.
- Swelling on affected parts or muscles surrounding those areas.
- Stiffness that occurs early mornings before movement.
Also, depending on which type of arthritis it is (e.g., Rheumatoid), additional symptoms may arise such as:
6 .Loss loss [repeated]of appetite,
After seeing all these ‘NOT SO INTERESTING” facts about arthritis let’s dig deep into something exciting!
Importance Of Cartilage And Its Relation To Osteoarthritis
First off, what comes through mind at first sight while hearing “cartilage”? Ear piercing? Nah! We’re talking evidence where cartilage acts as a vital guard to our body tissue since it keeps us protected from intense forces applied during routine works like running, walking, and some tumbles we might come across. The brittle-looking delicate membrane between our bones is the cartilage!
Osteoarthritis, in simple terms, occurs when this aforementioned soft tissue suffers damage over time leading to wear-off of such body covering (cartilage), causing further pain in bone-to-bone rubbing.
How Osteoarthritis Differs From Arthritis
Although arthritis may affect different joints at once (knees, wrists) or generally around the human’s body system as earlier discussed, it does not cause any progressive damage compared to its counterpart osteoarthritis.
|Pain||Moderate or Severe For Sure||Sharp|
|Duration of Pain||May last for hours unhurriedly.||Pain persists throughout even after treatment.|
|Progression rate , unless additional causes develop.||Depends on how soon proper medical checkup taken.1|
Symptoms To Look Out For In Osteoarthritis
- Limited motion while performing daily duties!
- Bone grinding
- Resistance took flying moves [Oops!!! It’s “Trouble moving”]
- A mild feeling of uncomfortable stiffness that disappears within a minute.
Thus understanding your symptoms right way could help take affirmative actions promptly.
What Causes Osteoarthritis?
Most common factors which seemingly cause osteosporosis include:
- Previous injuries and surgery with insufficient rest periods.
- Hormonal changes during menopause
However it’s no big deal because osteoporosis can be easily prevented by certain life choices,
Here are a few:
1.Eating healthy food! YES FOOD! Always keep consuming magnesium-rich foods like spinach/bananas.
2.Stay active by doing exercises that increase joint flexibility.
3.Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the strain on joints.
Well, we’ve come to the end of this article on the difference between Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. We hope you’ve learned something new and exciting from it. While arthritis is just an umbrella term for joint inflammation, osteoporosis creates degeneration that leads to bone damage through cartilage erosion primarily stemming from wear & tear over time! It’s important to know when one needs medical attention as prompt diagnosis helps alleviate any further effect before their unwanted results takes shape.
So Go out for walks enjoy life but make sure your Joints are always taken care of!
Disclaimer: The contents above should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis; consult with a qualified medic/doctor for professional consultation tailored specifically towards you!
…if you can afford hospitals! ↩