Arthritis and osteoarthritis difference

Confused about the differences between arthritis and osteoarthritis? Here’arthritis and osteoarthritis difference how to understand the difference, plus tips for arthritis treatment and prevention. Jan 16, 2012, 8:35 a.

Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your joints? You may have a form of arthritis, a medical condition characterized by the swelling and inflammation of the joints. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, although arthritis also encompasses other conditions including lupus, fibromyalgia and gout. United States have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Today, the CDC considers arthritis to be a growing public health concern.