How To Apply For Social Security Disability For Degenerative Joint Disease
Degenerative joint disease also called osteoarthritis causes the progressive depletion of cartilage within the joints. The accompanying swelling and inflammation of the joints, as well as adjacent tissues, can cause severe pain and hinder movement. Osteoarthritis is commonly experienced in the knees, shoulders, lower back, neck, hips and hands but it can affect any joint. As the degenerative joint disease worsens it may prevent one from working due to the pain. Under such conditions, one might qualify for Social Security disability benefits.