If you are suffering from scleroderma, you may be experiencing a great deal of pain. It can be difficult for those living with this condition to carry out even the simplest of everyday tasks. This makes it challenging or impossible for scleroderma patients to work in order to support themselves. Fortunately, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits as a result of your condition.

Symptoms of Scleroderma and Disability Benefits

What are some of the symptoms associated with scleroderma that may prevent you from being able to work? The following is an overview:

  1. Extremities may turn blue or white in response to temperature changes
  2. Hair loss
  3. Hardening of the skin
  4. Abnormal skin coloration
  5. Thickening of the skin
  6. Small white lumps under the skin that can ooze a white substance
  7. Ulcers on the fingers or toes
  8. Joint pain
  9. Numbness and pain in the feet
  10. Swelling of the joints
  11. Wrist pain
  12. Dry cough
  13. Shortness of breath
  14. Wheezing
  15. Constipation
  16. Diarrhea
  17. Heartburn
  18. Fecal incontinence
  19. Difficulty swallowing

The type and number of symptoms that you experience typically varies depending on the severity of the disease and how far the condition has progressed. The more severe cases can impact the entire body. Unfortunately, there is no cure and no specific treatment for this condition. As a result, a person suffering from scleroderma may require disability benefits in order to obtain some relief from the financial burden imposed by this disease.

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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 888.904.6847 to schedule your free consultation.


John L. Keefe
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Founding Attorney, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyer