Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, that happen when the cartilage on the end of your bones wear down. However, it can cause stiffness and pain in the joints, reduced range of motion in the affected joints, muscle weakness, and swelling. Also, Osteoarthritis could happen in any joint, on the contrary is most often found in your hips, spine, knees or hands.
Can you Qualify for Disability Benefits with Osteoarthritis?
Many people as they get older suffering from Osteoarthritis causes them stiffness and pain in the joints is sometimes called degenerative arthritis, whereas few people can qualify for disability benefits based on arthritic stiffness and pain. If your symptoms continue to get worse due to being overweight your symptoms may be severely limited mobility may require hip or knee replacements, and can be seriously affect your ability to use their hands.
Because Osteoarthritis could be found in different joints that the Social Security Administration Blue Book impairment listings under joint problems and back problems may be evaluated by SSA. However you must meet the requirements of at least one of these listings in order to get your disability benefits approved. If you are not automatically approved for your disability benefits you can still prove your arthritis limits of the ability to function and unable to do physical activity required by most jobs, such as standing, pushing, pulling, grasping items, lifting, sitting or standing for long periods of time, occasionally stooping or bending, or walking.
Qualify for Disability Benefits under the Blue Book Listing for Back Problems
However, it is somewhat common for osteoarthritis to happen in the vertebrae of the spine although osteoarthritis in the spine can qualified you for disability benefits to determine your conditions. In order to meet certain requirement of the blue book listing
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