A comparison of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

This video compares and contrasts osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which combined account for 95 percent of doctor’s office visits for arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is caused by a breakdown of cartilage, leading to joint pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling, stiffness and pain in joints.