Social Security disability claims commonly involve arthritis or joint disorders. The Social Security Administration generally evaluates our clients with these problems by how severely the arthritis or joint disorder affects moving and using arms, hands, and legs. The Social Security Administration looks particularly at medical imaging studies of joint spaces showing abnormalities that, in turn, cause limitations of motion.
There are some arthritis impairments are more likely to allow an approval. Arthritis of a major weight-bearing joint such as a hip, knee, or ankle that also impacts your ability to walk effectively can allow an approval. Age is a factor as well.
Our lawyers at Hoglund Law Offices can also explain the significance of arthritic joint problems in both arms. Cases specifically involving an inability to use one or both hands together can be quite complicated to present to a Social Security judge