Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as the chronic articular rheumatism, is a kind of diseases that is most easily to be confused with gout. Gout is caused by uric acid, but the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is undetermined. Both of these are the disease accompanied by joint pain and subcutaneous nodule. But there are many differences between the two diseases in terms of symptoms.
Firstly, in terms of the incidence trend, gout is more common in male, while the rheumatoid arthritis is more common in female; secondly, gout usually occurs in a certain part of lower limb, while the rheumatoid arthritis is usually occurs in multiple joints simultaneously, or of which the time of pain is slightly staggered; additionally, unlike the rheumatoid arthritis, the gout is not accompanied by zygomorphic pain.
Gout is more common in male
while the rheumatoid arthritis is more common in female
There is some differences in pain situation between gout and rheumatoid arthritis, i.e. the gout will incur sharp pain on a certain day, which will disappear about one week later; while the range of pain incurred by rheumatoid arthritis will get wider, and will not disappear; additionally, the another characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis is that the pain will start from finger or joint, knee, and will spread to the whole body gradually.