It’s a painful reality for a lot of people. Joint pain can limit your ability to walk, run, move, lift, or perform the daily requirements of your job. When you have severe or debilitating joint pain, it can be difficult to determine what specifically caused the joint pain, and whether your joint pain qualifies you for Boston Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
Common places that people experience debilitating joint pain is in the weight-bearing joints, such as knees, hips, and ankles. Some people also experience pain in their neck, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. This is usually from overuse or a medical disease that causes the cartilage to wear down.
Qualifying for SSDI in Boston for joint pain is not always easy. You must show that your condition meets a specific listing. Some of the most common impairments that cause joint pain and are listed under the Social Security Administration criteria include:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis
- Hip surgery or problems
Even when you can show that you meet these requirements, you must also show that you cannot continue to work in a limited capacity. You must show the SSA that your ability to function on the job is so limited that you are no longer able to hold a position with the company or in the industry you once worked for.
You don’t have to go through the burden of applying for Massachusetts SSDI for joint pain alone. Contact a skilled Massachusetts Social Security disability attorney at Keefe Disability Law to learn how we can help you fill out your application fully and accurately so that you can maximize your chances at receiving the approval you need. Call us today at 888-904-6847.