ARTHRITIS: CAN ANYTHING HELP?
What Is the Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis? Both OA and RA produce joint pain and inflammation. OA is joint stiffness caused by loss of cartilage between joints due to wear and tear; RA is an autoimmune attack on joints. The Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) says there are more than 100 types of arthritis, and it’s the leading cause of disability in America.