How do I know if I have Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are both¬†forms of arthritis, and can cause joint tenderness and deformity. This is where their similarity stops, as they are actually very different diseases. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis¬†is a form of mechanical arthritis. It is caused by wear and tear of the cartilage and joint, much like the tires of a car. The […]

Only one type of arthritis? NOT!

Arthritis literally means inflammation in the joint. It can cause pain, swelling, and limitation in range of motion of a joint. When I talk about different types of arthritis, some of my patients are surprised- “What, you mean there is more than one kind of arthritis?” The answer is yes. In fact, there are more […]