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What's the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis?

Expert:   Kenya Beard , ACNP-BC, Hunter College »

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two very different conditions. Check out this video to learn about each disease.

Transcript: Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, the joint condition we commonly refer to as arthritis. The joint pain and stiffness that characterizes osteoarthritis develops as a result of the wear and tear of aging or from injury. And most people don’t develop it until late middle age or older. Most cases of rheumatoid arthritis develop in people between the ages of 30 and 60 , but it can affect people as young as 17 -- and what is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects kids 16 and younger. More »

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