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Arthritis means 'swollen joints'. There are over 100 types of arthritis.
Rheumatoid disease and osteoarthritis are often confused for one another. We compare the two most common types of arthritis in the infographic below.
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The most common symptom is swollen painful joints. Some patients describe rheumatoid pain as like joints 'being on fire' or 'pulled apart'.
When people say 'arthritis' they usually mean any condition that causes painful joints.
But not all arthritis is the same.
Read on to learn about the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid disease (aka rheumatoid arthritis).