Basal Joint Arthritis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Arthritis is a medical disease or condition that literally means joint inflammation. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint that is evidenced and usually accompanied by pain, stiffness, swelling, restriction of motion and changes in structure.
Arthritis is not one disease. Arthritis is a complex affliction that involves over 100 separate disorders and can develop at any age of life. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Some of the other types of arthritis are psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Stills disease, septic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few.
Arthritis is an enormous problem. This is evidenced by the fact that it is estimated that as many as one in every three adults in the United States have some type of arthritis or chronic joint symptoms. 0ver 46 million doctor-diagnosed cases of arthritis were reported from 2003-2005. That number is projected to rise to 67 million doctor-diagnosed cases in 2030.
Basal joint arthritis is one of these many types of arthritis. It is also called thumb arthritis. This is because basal joint arthritis develops when the joint at the base of your thumb and your wrist gets osteoarthritis.
Basal joint arthritis is much more common in women than in men. It is most common in women between 50 and 70 years of age.
Pain is the first and most prominent sign or symptom of basal joint arthritis. This pain happens at the base of your thumb when you apply force like opening a jar or turning a key in your cars ignition. It also occurs when you grasp, pinch or grip an object between your forefinger and thumb. Later, you may have pain even though you are not using your thumb.
There are other signs and symptoms that you may have with basal joint arthritis. Some of these are:
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You or a loved one may have basal joint arthritis. This disease and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be why you are disabled and in need of assistance.
Do you or your loved one plan on applying for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by basal joint arthritis and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it? Have you already done this and been denied?
If you or your loved one appeals the denial by the Social Security Administration, always remember. People who have a disability lawyer like the one you will find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.
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- Decrease in your range of motion
- A bony, enlarged or out-of-joint appearance of your joint at the base of your thumb
- Stiffness, tenderness and swelling at the base of your thumb
- A loss of strength when grasping or pinching an object.