Osteoarthritis disability

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Avatar n tn "Are there qualifying conditions to receive Soc. Sec. benefits?" In a word, No. As someone who receives SSDI I can tell you that chronic viral liver diease, (hepatitis C), with bridging fibrosis does not qualify anyone for SSDI or SSI. As most people with these conditions are able to live normal, productive lives (meaning they are not "disabled") and these are not conditions that are fatal in the near term.
Avatar n tn Do you have access to a gym? Or is this for at home exercises without any equipment?
Avatar n tn said that it would be hard to do this as osteoarthritis is often not seen as a disability. She suggested Facial joint injections of steroids and pain killers but this scares me, what do you recomend.
Avatar m tn i havent said anything to my boss,dont wana give them a reason to get rid of me. my wife thinks i should look into disability but i think im far from that and i have a 7 year old boy so i would have to wait untill he is 18 for insurances reasons.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know if I am eligible for Social Security Disability? I am unable to work due to my pain and the amount of pain medication I am on. I would like to put off my surgery until January; but don't know if I should apply for Disability. I work for the Federal Government and I am in the process of applying for a medical retirement since I have run out of FMLA. I tried to work but I can't anymore because of my pain and the side effects of my pain medication.
Avatar m tn My question is whether anyone can tell me if osteoarthritis in the lower spine can cause grabbing, debilitating pain that causes the patient to cry out it is so severe. These pains act like pinched nerves, but MRS and Neurological testing shows no nerve damage from the spine. The regular arthritis pain increases gradually when the patient is walking and prevents walking altogether after about 15 yards. The grabbing pain is additional to the regular pain. The only relief for the pain is sitting.
1378884 tn?1315509445 In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is wear-and-tear on the joint. It can happen at any age, not just to "old people". It can be brought on by an injury, a congenital deformity, overuse in a sport or job. RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability.
Avatar f tn Has anyone out there been thru the process of getting on disability for fibro? I recently had a neuro exam, with 16 of the 18 points flared up. Along with diabetes, degenerative osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and 2 more bulging discs( they just removed cervical disc and fused C5-C6). I work only because I have to, I am a widow, and I am only 60, so can't quit until I can get medicare insurance. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar f tn No one needs to know your disability. That is between you and your doctor. You can't respond to ignorant people. No matter what you say, they will find fault from the sounds of what you are describing. Keep that in mind and go about your day because you have the right to enjoy your day, especially if it pisses off someone else who doesn't understand. Keep smiling.
Avatar n tn Cancer, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, Lupus, crohn's disease or crohns, Multiple Sclerosis or MS, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulitis, back surgery, heart surgery, high blood pressure (hypertension), hip, neck, shoulder, ankle, wrist, back, or other joint problems, disc herniation, hydrocephalitis, interstitial cystitis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rsi or repetitive stress injury, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Parkinson's d
765802 tn?1263304451 After my visit with a expert on Arthritis she said I have Osteoarthritis and not sure about RA so took blood from me yesterday. She also said there isn't anything they can do for my Osteoarthristis except take what I have been taking for pain. I have the pain/osteoarthritis in my fingers, knees, back, feet & ankles, shoulder probably. I guess you could say everywhere. I was wondering what happens, do I loose all my bone in these areas?
Avatar f tn What is the best specialist to see for severe osteoarthritis? My mother has had severe degenerative osteoarthritis for years. She has generally been treated by a family practice doctor with very occassional referrals to an orthopedist. Despite the fact that she is on the verge of almost complete disability they still treat her only with ibuprofen and tylenol. She has never seen a rheumatologist and I wonder if seeing one might be of some help to her. Any ideas? Thanks.
Avatar f tn The VA office where I live recommended I go file for disability due to these problems and my tinnitus. I have yet to go down, but I should probably get started on that and make an appointment with the VA Hospital. Although until I get a disability percentage, if I do; I will not be able to be seen there I believe, aside from them diagnosing this problem. I just wanted to see my own doctor first and then move from there. I'm just worried these are early signs of AVN or Osteoarthritis.
8737991 tn?1399589209 I'm 58, single, and have relapsing remitting MS, and severe osteoarthritis. My entire life has been spent in retail, and this is how I've supported myself. I went through a total knee replacement in 2011 during the same time as emotionally healing from the current death of my son. In November 2013, I took a nasty fall and tore my meniscus and damaged the ACL in my other knee.
Avatar f tn my mum works 24 hours a week , she has osteoarthritis in her feet. could she claim disibility and still work.
2052616 tn?1330382050 I am 29 a son on the way and just accepted the fact i needed to be on disability so i just got on it four months ago. i have severe osteoarthritis and major bone deformity on my femur ball,and am in chronic pain all the time, pain meds or not..i need a total hip arthroplasty sugery through an anterior incision, and i am having the hardest time finding a surge...
Avatar f tn i am being investigated to see if i am suffering from osteoarthritis my neck and lower back is in agony i have been measured and doctor reckons ive shrunk 2inches in 2 years when sleeping on my side my shoulder bone and hip bone aches got to keep turning have had to go of work till diagnosed will i be able to continue with my position of homecarer with this disability This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/438335'>ostioporosis</a>.
Avatar m tn Hello, Once established the osteoarthritis cannot be reversed and in a case where the disability due to pain is severe it may be required to eliminate the joint and to go for ankle arthrodesis, i.e. ankle fusion. If the procedure is done perfectly you would need 12 weeks to recover and you start it with some initial support and slowly put pressure on the operated side of the leg. Discuss about the full procedure and time lines about your case with the operating orthopedician. Take care!
2052616 tn?1330382050 I am 29 a son on the way and just accepted the fact i needed to be on disability so i just got on it four months ago. i have severe osteoarthritis and major bone deformity on my femur ball,and am in chronic pain all the time, pain meds or not..i need a total hip arthroplasty sugery through an anterior incision, and i am having the hardest time finding a surgeoun that accepts medicaid.
552012 tn?1272859591 They don't care at the SSA if you have Fibro, depression, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve replacement, coumadin therapy, migraines, osteoarthritis pain, limited range of motion, etc. They just don't. I have been trying 10 years now and I can say without hesitation that the Social Security Administration *****.
326184 tn?1348812708 I was also recently diagnosed with polyneuropathy and osteoarthritis. man there are so many names its hard to keep up. My spirit is still good, although I spend my days confined to home for now on crutches for an injury that I sustained the day after mothers day. Just stood up from my couch to refill my coffee and cannot walk anymore. I am now headed to an ortho doc who will hopefully be able to help with my pain.
Avatar n tn They seem to think I have Fibro/Osteoarthritis. Currently, I'm on disability at the age of 40. I desire to return to work on a part time basis so that I can feel good about myself. Recently, my fiancée got a job in Chicago and I'm concerned if that move will make things worse. Any thoughts?
964288 tn?1247252784 I know many have TMJ, I have rebuilt jaws and arthritis in the obviously weakened TMJ area. In fact, i'm on disability for the TMJ. I also have blepherospasms which happened the same week the ligament snapped (due to over use and incorrect use) of the joint. Since I have had this since birth (the TMJ problem...bone structure, etc.) at 54, obviously the wear and tear are way advanced. So, looking for some type of support group.
Avatar m tn My current situation is I was collecting disability but exhausted my funds. I have no medical coverage since I was forced to quit my job a little over a year ago. I am 26 years old 25 when the accident happened and I live in Missouri. The Accident I was driving (when I lived in California) down main street a lady in the left turn lane coming the opposite direction pulled out in front of me (I was going 40mph) and came to a complete stop less than 1 car length in front of me.
Avatar n tn Is there any procedure I might be able to relate to my physician that she might be able to do to stop this from happening, or to give me some relief? I am on disability with a history of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis,pancreas divisium,raynauds phenomenum,degenerative disk disease,and tmj.(the tmj has not been bothering me) My neurologist seems to want to think that the major problem going on and causing all of this is my TMJ. I just don't think that is the problem., can anybody help??
Avatar n tn My diet consists of a high protein diet my major problem for my weight is unable to exercise due to disability of osteoarthritis in my spine knees and both feet. When living on a disability pension going to a weight loss spa is out of the question buying food and paying normal every day bills is just affordable .
Avatar f tn Subsets of Osteoarthritis Primary osteoarthritis is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and weakness. Primary osteoarthritis is also referred to as idiopathic, meaning, there is no known underlying or predisposing cause. Primary osteoarthritis is recognized as the most common form of osteoarthritis. Secondary osteoarthritis has an underlying or predisposing cause.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with DDD, DJD and Osteoarthritis lumbar region. I use to smile and loved to make others smile. Now I can hardly leave my house. I lost my job. I have an all you can handle buffet of pain and a giant slice of depression for desert. I am only 42 but really I look younger. I eat healthy and have always been very active. I can't work obviously and that's a first for me since I was 14. Where do I go for help for the pain and can I qualify for disability?
543152 tn?1214315662 In view of the objective evidence forr osteoarthritis and disc-related problems, I don't really see other objective evidence for an additional diagnostic of fibromyalgie in this case At this time her treatment seems appropriate and I would suggest that the follow-up with the Physiatry Group for furtheer rehab and treatment would be indicated.
Avatar f tn Hello, Yes, any weather change can affect arthritis. I have Osteoarthritis in my spine and my shoulder. Also, Fibromyalgia can be diagnosed by a Neurologist and in some ways in makes more sense, but since Rheumatologists have set the criteria for diagnosing and treatment, it is much better to at least be seen by a Rheumatologist for the initial diagnosis and treatment suggestion. Sometimes other types of doctors opinions do not hold up in court if you ever were to have to file for disability.