Rheumatoid arthritis is very different from OA though both cause joint pain & swelling.

Rheumatoid arthritis is very different from OA though both cause joint pain & swelling.

The BioniCare Hand System is indicated for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is a very different disease than osteoarthritis. It involves an abnormal immune system response and can be very debilitating, though it’s cause is unknown. It commonly strikes between the ages of 20 and 50 and 75% are women. RA symptoms include pain and swelling in joints, like OA, but also fatigue, soreness, lumps or nodules under the skin, weight loss, low grade fever, weakness, loss of mobility, trouble sleeping and sometimes depression. Read more about this disease, it treatments and resources from this article from Women’s Health Magazine.

Women’s Health – Rheumatoid Arthritis