Rheumatoid arthritis differs from osteoarthritis in that rheumatoid arthritis can cause complete loss of function in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in old age but rheumatoid arthritis strikes people of all ages and can last throughout a person’s life. There are many types of inflammatory arthritic disorders and diseases including inflammatory spondyloarthropathies such as ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter’s Syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, Behçet’s Disease, Whipple’s Disease and undifferentiated spondylitis. There are also numerous inflammatory arthritis disorders affecting peripheral joints, including rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, crystal deposition disorders and Lyme Disease. Inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritic conditions primarily affect joints and movement which may interfere with an individual’s ability to work or to function on a day-to-day basis. RA may qualify you to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur to schedule a free consultation.
SSD Benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammatory Arthritis in New Jersey
RA affects more than just joints and can cause problems with the eyes, mouth and lungs causing inflammation. Symptoms of RA include Painful and swollen joints, hard bumps (rheumatoid nodules) just under the skin near the joints especially in the hands, feet and knees; difficulty moving joints; stiffness and pain in affected joints; fever; red, puffy hands; and fatigue. Treatments cover a wide range from over-the-counter anti-inflammatories to steroids to immunosuppressants. In some cases, surgery is recommended for patients who do not respond to drug therapy to regain movement and correct deformities caused by RA.
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If you’re looking to recover SSD benefits for rheumatoid arthritis, we are here to help you through any phase of the process, including:
- Filing your application
- Appealing initial denials
- Appealing reconsideration denials
- Cases in front of the Appeals Council
- Cases in front of the Federal Court
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If you’re unable to return to work due to severe rheumatoid arthritis, you’ve come to the right place. Contact our law firm for assistance.