Arthralgia and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Arthralgia literally means joint pain. It is the medical term that is used for pain in one of your joints. Polyarthralgia is the term that is used when you have pain in more than one joint.

Arthralgia is not the same thing as arthritis. Arthritis is the diagnosis of a complex disease that refers to over 100 separate conditions. Arthralgia is a sign or symptom not a disease or diagnosis.

Arthralgia is one of the most common and prominent signs or symptoms of many forms of arthritis. However, arthralgia is also a sign or symptom of many different diseases, illnesses, infections or injuries. Arthralgia can even be an allergic reaction to medication.

It is not possible to know how many people are affected by arthralgia because it is a sign or symptom of so many different diseases and conditions. However, it is a problem that virtually everyone will experience at some time in your life. What is known is that arthralgia is more common in women than in men, and the prevalence of this symptom increases with your age.

There are many different illnesses, conditions, diseases, infections and injuries that can cause arthralgia. Here is a list of some of the possible causes of this condition including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Repetitive strain
  • Lupus
  • Infectious diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lyme disease.

While arthralgia is a sign or symptom rather than a disease, there are signs and symptoms of arthralgia that vary according to what the underlying cause of this difficulty is. Some of these are:

  • Pain in your joints
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • May include swelling
  • Symptoms of whatever your underlying cause is
  • Joint pain.

You or a loved one may have arthralgia. Arthralgia may be the main sign or symptom of an underlying condition and/or complications that have resulted from that condition that has caused you or your loved one’s disability. This condition may be keeping you or your loved one from working.

Because of this, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.

You or your loved one may have decided to apply for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by an underlying condition and/or complications that have resulted from that condition in which your main sign or symptom is arthralgia. You or your loved one may have already tried this option, and your application was denied by the Social Security Administration.

If you or your loved one is intending on reapplying or appealing the denial, here is an important fact to keep in mind. The fact is that people who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at Social Security Home are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer in their corner.

Please do not wait or put this off until tomorrow. This is a matter of great importance to you or your loved one. Contact us today and we will put you in touch with a disability lawyer who can help you appeal your denial of benefits.

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