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.

Qualifying For SSD For Joint Pain

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
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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.

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If you are looking to apply for social security disability, you need to speak with an experienced social security disability lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Natick Office directly at 508.283.5500 to schedule your free consultation.

John L. Keefe
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