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Arthritis - SSA and Arthritis Foundation Work Together



"[A]lmost 90% of arthritis patients surveyed have pain that interferes with their daily lives and activities. More than two-thirds experience higher levels of fatigue than the general population." https://blog.ssa.gov/arthritis-patients-share-how-it-hurts/?utm_medium=ema Ail&utm_source=govdelivery

The Arthritis Foundation (AF) reports a new pain management app called Vim. It also has information to assist in securing insurance, and appealing denials of coverage at its Rx for Access center. Lastly, is shared its "Take Control of Pain" page which it states offers pain management webinars, podcasts, and e-books to help people help themselves.

As the AF points out, when Arthritis becomes debilitating "Social Security is here for you." Joy Disability, of course, knows this to be true and has been representing those disabled by severe Arthritis for nearly 16 years. Countless people suffer from Inflammatory Arthritis." "The spectrum of inflammatory arthritis includes a vast array of disorders that differ in cause, course, and outcome. Clinically, inflammation of major joints in an upper or lower extremity may be the dominant manifestation causing difficulties with walking or fine and gross movements; there may be joint pain, swelling, and tenderness. The arthritis may affect other joints, or cause less limitation in walking or fine and gross movements. However, in combination with extra-articular features, including constitutional symptoms or signs (severe fatigue, fever, malaise and involuntary weight loss), inflammatory arthritis may result in an extreme limitation. " https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/14.00-Immune-Adult.htm#14_00D6.
Spondyloarthropathies, including:
Reiter's syndrome;
Ankylosing spondylitis;
Psoriatic arthritis;
Whipple's disease;
Behçet's disease; and
Inflammatory bowel disease.

Arthritis involving peripheral joints can include:
Rheumatoid arthritis;
Sjögren's syndrome;
Psoriatic arthritis;
Crystal deposition disorders (gout and pseudogout);
Lyme disease; and
Inflammatory bowel disease.

The rigorous documentary evidence of past and current diagnosis and severity to functioning is, of course, at the heart of a successful claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income. Contact Joy Disability today, for a free Evaluation of your medical situation or that of a loved one.

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