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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 26 years experience
LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances.

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