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Enteropathic Arthritis and Getting Social Security Disability

Can I get Social Security Disability for enteropathic arthritis? If this is a question you have, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from the disorder or other disabling ailments along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. legal-help-and-disability-benefits Arthritis is much larger than a single disease. It is a complex ailment that involves more than 100 disorders that may occur at any point in your life. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint that is marked and usually accompanied by swelling, pain and stiffness, changes in structure and restriction of motion. In many cases, activity or movement increases the pain and tenderness that arthritis brings about. Evidenced by The inflammation caused by arthritis may be evidenced by swelling, stiffness, redness and/or warmth. Also, you may experience weakness, extreme fatigue, loss of energy, deformity in your joints and unexplained weight loss. Enteropathy is a term referring to any disease or ailment involving your intestines. In many instances, enteropathic arthritis is a type of arthritis that begins when you have an intestinal disease, such as CrohnÂ’s disease, ulcerative colitis or an inflammatory bowel disease. Multiple joints Enteropathic arthritis involves your spine and other joints. The disease affects multiple joints in most cases. The joints that are most often affected by enteropathic arthritis are your peripheral joints. Some of these joints include your ankles, knees, wrists and elbows. Enteropathic arthritis may be evidenced by several signs and symptoms. These include: Back pain or stiffness that wakes you up at night Pain, swelling, redness and heat in the joint or joints that are affected Stiffness in your whole spine Morning stiffness in your lower back or buttocks Stiffness in your ankles or knees. The signs and symptoms resulting from enteropathic arthritis usually resolve in less than six months. They often occur when you have a flare-up of the bowel disease you have. Destruction or deformity of your affected joints does not usually occur with enteropathic arthritis. In addition, the disorder does not usually cause long-term disability, but it can. The specific cause of enteropathic arthritis has not yet been discovered. However, it is believed that genetics (heredity) may play a role in causing the disease. The genes believed to have a part in bringing about the disorder involve your immune system and its function. Complications Again, you may be suffering from enteropathic arthritis. The disorder and/or complications resulting from it or other disabling ailments in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. You may have applied for the financial assistance you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration. Were you denied? Important fact If you were, and you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, here is an important fact that you need to know. People who have a disability attorney standing with them like the one at, are approved more often than claimants who do not have a disability attorney representing them. The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+