Is RA symmetrical?

Affected joints in RA As RA progresses, symptoms can develop in larger joints such as knees, shoulders, and ankles. RA is a symmetrical disease. That means you’ll experience symptoms on both sides of your body at the same time.

Is gout more painful than rheumatoid arthritis?

Both cause pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints that can limit your range of motion. However, the cause differs. RA is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s own immune system attacks the joints, whereas the pain of gout is due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood.

Is gout symmetric or asymmetric?

Clinical Patterns of Polyarticular Arthritis

Crystal arthritis
Characteristic Gout
Asymmetric +

What are the symptoms of polyarthritis?


  • pain.
  • stiffness.
  • swelling or redness in the affected area.
  • a rash.
  • tiredness or a lack of energy.
  • a high temperature of 100.4 ºF (38 ºC) or above.
  • sweating.
  • lack of appetite.

How does the ARD program work in PA?

By admitting first time PA DUI offenders into the ARD program the state of Pennsylvania is able to avoid lengthy court proceedings and the defendant is able to have their DUI expunged from their criminal record once they complete the ARD program.

What does ARD stand for in PA DUI?

If you are facing a first offense DUI charge in the state Pennsylvania you may be offered an alternative to the traditional criminal court case and that is the PA ARD program. ARD stands forAccelerated Rehabilitative Disposition and it is a program that is unique to Pennsylvania DUI law.

Do you have to plead guilty to ARD in PA?

The defendant doesn’t have to admit to any wrongdoing when applying for ARD, but may have to plead guilty to any summary offenses, usually violations of the motor vehicle code. The court may impose costs and assessments. There can be a fee assessed to participate in the ARD Program.

What happens if you violate the conditions of Ard?

If the court finds that you violated any conditions of ARD, the court may remove you from ARD. At that point, the underlying DUI prosecution is reinstated and the case proceeds as if it had never been diverted to the ARD program.