Hand: Diseases similar to osteoarthritis of the hand
Certain pathologies may resemble the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Your doctor will eliminate these diagnoses before making the diagnosis of osteoarthritis. This is why he or she may ask for further tests.
- rheumatoid arthritis,
- psoriatic arthritis in the beginning stages (for the distal joints),
- gout (for the distal joints)
The list of diseases with similar symptoms presented above is not exhaustive. There are other conditions not listed here, but less common, which can symptomatically resemble osteoarthritis.