What is Arthritis? | Arthritis.com

About Arthritis

Whether you think you may be suffering from arthritis—or you’ve already been diagnosed—you’ve come to the right place. Managing arthritis starts with understanding it. And in this section, you’ll find helpful information about two of the most common forms of arthritis—osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

RA vs. OA

Learn about the differences between the two.


How Do You Feel?

In order to find a treatment that works for you and your lifestyle, your doctor needs to understand how you’re feeling. Use our Arthritis Symptom Tracker to assess your symptoms. Then, you can share your results with your doctor to help explain how arthritis may be holding you back from the things you used to do.