From the top of your head: What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?
If you don’t know the difference, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
In the UK, 8.75 million people have sought treatment for the ailment, affecting 33% of people
aged 45 and over, 49% of women aged over 75 and 42% of men aged over 75.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the UK. The difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (the second most common form) is that osteoarthritis begins later in life and its symptoms come on much more gradually than those of rheumatoid arthritis.
Bathing Solutions have created a great infographic which details the differences between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis highlighting that, as debilitating as both conditions may be, there is still hope from the treatment options available.