Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About myRAteam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About myRAteam
Real members of myRAteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

How Hard Is To Determine RA Pain From Pain Of Osteoarthritis?

How Hard Is To Determine RA Pain From Pain Of Osteoarthritis?

Sometimes my hips hurt and I guess I wonder if it's pain from RA or pain from osteoarthriris? Hopefully thst the correct term. Anyway regular arthritis. I'm leaning more towards RA because they both start to hurt at.the same time. Thanks for the input.

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I often wonder myself whether it's RA, OA, Fibromyalgia, or a combination of all of the above that keeps me wondering what to do next. :/ I finally decided the best route for me to take was to get to a spine and pain management center that can (hopefully) keep me comfortable without surgery and heavy narcotics. I just want to remain active and independent for as long as I can....it takes so long to be seen by a specialist these days. I have to pray for patience daily when I'm in a flare...it's been pretty tough going since the cooler air of Autumn returned. Knowing that I'm not the only one helps so much. Take care and be blessed RA/OA/FM/Chronic Pain sufferers! Try to make Thanksgiving entertaining as simple as possible! :)

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

For me, I can tell in my hands and wrists because they swell up and are warm to the touch. Sometimes they even look red. But others aren't so easy to tell.

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Heavens I don't know. I have hand a foot pain daily. I know that's RA However the roving pain in other places is just as painful. I'm not sure. RA can damage so much and so many systems in the body I'm overwhelmed most days. It's crazy.

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Great answers everyone. Unfortunately now both hips hurt so bad I can hardly sit, bend over or down or walk and throw in my good shoulder. Lol. I am feeling twinges of pains in my joints in my fingers so maybe I am having a flare. You think I would know this by by now but with this disease you never know.

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Big Big hugs to you :) Just keep smiling!!! ╬

posted almost 7 years ago
Already a Member? Log in