Musculoskeletal

Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis – 2/2 Rheumatoid Arthritis

They both have morning stiffness and involves joints. What’s difference? Osteoarthritis – Asymmetric – Mechanical Stress Caused Damage to Articular Cartilage (Usually Due to Aging) – <30min (Duration of Morning Stiffness) – No Metacarpophalangeal Joint (MCP) – Worsens with Use Rheumatoid Arthritis – Symmetric- Autoimmune Destruction of Connective Tissues & Synovial Membranes (Due to Cytokines […]

Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis – 1/2 Osteoarthritis

They both have morning stiffness and involves joints. What’s difference? Osteoarthritis – Asymmetric – Mechanical Stress Caused Damage to Articular Cartilage (Usually Due to Aging) – <30min (Duration of Morning Stiffness) – No Metacarpophalangeal Joint (MCP) – Worsens with Use Rheumatoid Arthritis – Symmetric- Autoimmune Destruction of Connective Tissues & Synovial Membranes (Due to Cytokines […]

Nodes Involved with Osteoarthritis

In Osteoarthritis, the patients encounter asymmetric joint stiffness in the morning for less than 30 minutes and it worsening as the day progresses. In other words, pain subsides with rest. Mnemonic: ‘Bouncing Herds’ * Check out the Mnemonic Aid section of my blog post for a related video Bouncing – Bouchard Nodes (Osteophytes present at […]