Musculoskeletal disorders affect the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. Many people suffer from severe muscle and ligament problems that make it difficult or impossible to continue working.
There are numerous musculoskeletal disorders that may qualify… Read More
Amputation, such as the loss of an arm, hand, leg or foot, can be caused from complications due to an existing disease, infection or a traumatic accident on the job. If you have suffered an amputation that renders you unable to work, you may be eligible… Read More
Certain skin disorders can cause immense pain and discomfort, which can make it difficult to perform daily activities and work. Many skin disorders are severe enough to be completely disabling. If you suffer from a serious skin disorder, you may be eligible… Read More
To qualify for Social Security Disability, your condition must be severe enough to keep you from performing daily tasks. This means that if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, it must prevent you from being able to work to collect disability benefits… Read More
It can be difficult to obtain Social Security Disability for bone fractures because they normally heal in a few weeks or months. You must have a condition that lasts at least a year to qualify. However, bone fractures that improperly set or heal may take… Read More
Nerves can be damaged after being injured in an accident and due to certain medical conditions. Signs of nerve damage could include tingling in the hands and feet and muscle weakness in the arms or legs.
Depending on the extent of damage to the nerve,… Read More
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body, including in the hands. The cartilage between the joints slowly starts to wear down, causing the bones to rub together without a cushion.
This rubbing can result in… Read More
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, which connects the muscle to bone, and can be caused by repetitive movement over a long period of time. While tendonitis can occur in any tendon, it is most common not only in the shoulders, elbows and knees,… Read More
If your ability to work has been compromised by a hand-related injury, you may be able to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administrations (SSA). This is true regardless if you have suffered nerve damage that has caused muscle function… Read More
Joint pain, especially in the wrists, can be caused by long-term, repetitive stress to the bones. For those suffering from severe or chronic joint pain, it can be difficult to work or perform daily activities. When this happens, Social Security Disability… Read More