Rheumatology is that branch of medicine, where scientists and doctors are constantly working hard to develop new treatments and facts to learn why people suffer from conditions such as arthritis. There are a host of different types of arthritis today and if you are suffering from arthritis, you probably have a specific condition that leads to the type of arthritis that you have.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis among others that include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Reiter’s Syndrome, Gout and Pseudogout. Consider the below information about each of these conditions to understand the differences:
Psoriatic arthritis: A patient having psoriasis is more prone to develop this form of arthritis. People who experience this form of arthritis will have more spinal injuries than other forms of arthritis. However, this type of arthritis is less troublesome to the patient and less debilitating too.
Rheumatoid arthritis: A key element that distinguishes rheumatoid arthritis from other forms of arthritis is that usually joints from both sides of the body are attacked and face pain. Swelling, pain, redness and warmth are some common symptoms.
Osteoarthritis: This is a very common form of arthritis which is distinguished by the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Although any joint in your body can be affected by this condition; the common areas include your hips, knees and spine.
Reiter’s Syndrome: Patients suffering from this type of arthritis have a unique condition in which not only the joints in the body can be attacked, but also other parts of the body like the eyes, the skin and the urethra.
Pseudogout: It is commonly concerned with the knee or the wrist, but can also attack the hips, shoulders, knuckles, and joints in your feet. Its unique feature is that it will attack just one joint at a time, most often. The problem underlies an abnormal calcium pyrophosphate development.
Gout: A form of arthritis where you will have severe and often sudden attacks of pain in some of your joints. Usually, only one joint is affected at a time, but the symptoms continue to come and go.