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Some Facts You Should Know

  1. Children do get arthritis too.
  2. There are new treatments for RA which can stop disease progression.
  3. Process of permanent joint damage can set in as early as 12 weeks from onset of symptoms in RA.
  4. Early treatment prevents joint damage. Having RA increases risk of heart attack and stroke.
  5. Patients do not get any symptoms from osteoporosis until they fracture a bone.
  6. There are non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis.
  7. In the early stages of arthritis blood tests and joint examination can be normal.
  8. Rheumatoid Factor and ANA can be seen in normal population.
  9. Ultrasound scan is 7 times more sensitive than plain X-ray in identifying the arthritis changes.