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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,350 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I am in great health in general, but am subject to aches and pains from muscle strains, sprains etc, usually from something I did during exercise or sports. I have osteo-arthritis in both knees but am pain-free at the moment with no restrictions on activi

I am in great health in general, but am subject to aches and pains from muscle strains, sprains etc, usually from something I did during exercise or sports. I have osteo-arthritis in both knees but am pain-free at the moment with no restrictions on activi

Your question?: 1st congrats on arriving in great health & especially for staying active via exercise & sports. If you like what you do, try to build up to it to avoid overdoing it & thus suffering strains, sprains, etc. If you're taking a statin, check w/your family doc to be sure it's not the cause of unexplained muscle aches. Swimming & H2O aerobics tends to be easier of joints. Don't forget good nutrition. ...Read more

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Can I get disability with arthritis?

Can I get disability with arthritis?

The criteria for get: The criteria for being eligible for disability is dependent on the type of disability you are applying for and the functional impact that the diagnosis has on your life and work ability. A diagnosis of arthritis alone does not make one eligible for disability. A proper assessment by a physician who understands the best treatment options and is able to do a functional assessment would be helpful. ...Read more

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At what stage of arthritis can I qualify for disability?

Depends: Disability laws vary from state to state, but in general a person is disabled when they can not longer go to work. Depending on your local laws, this usually means any work not just the job you were trained / schooled for. Persons filing for disability usually have to undergo a separate medical exam in order to determine this. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time i was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability ? Thanks !

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and can only work part time i was wondering if you could tell me the best way too get disability ? Thanks !

From whom?: Disability rating requirements can vary. Social security disability has some criteria, private insurance. May have more detailed requirements such as a functional capacity evaluation and rating. Start with what avenue you wish to take then see the doc who diagnoses your conditions. ...Read more

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Is arthritis the nation's most common disability?

Is arthritis the nation's most common disability?

Number 1: Arhtritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. 21 million american have their activities limited by arthritis. ...Read more

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How bad does my arthritis have to get before I can get disability?

How bad does my arthritis have to get before I can get disability?

Disability: This really depends on a variety of factors. You will definitely need to see the disability doctor and you may be asked to get an fce. Disability is tough to get in the current anvironment of deficit spending and a government that spend more than it has. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
1,459 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more