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Osteoarthritis: No, it’s not a benign condition

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Long Term Disability Claim Denial

Do you have problems bending over or reaching down to retrieve an object or tie your shoes these days? Is it a chore – candidly, a serious challenge – to do things like comb your hair, brush your teeth, turn your neck while driving, play with the dog or engage in many other activities?

You might think you face those challenges alone if that spells a current reality for you.

You don’t.

In fact, your difficulties – perhaps pronounced and growing – are similarly shared by millions of other Americans.

You don’t have some strange or rare condition. Rather, what you may have is osteoarthritis.

What is osteoarthritis, and how does it challenge its victims?

An orthopedic specialist armed with an X-ray can quickly show a person suffering from osteoarthritis what it is all about.

The bottom line: Osteoarthritis entails bone erosion and is linked to progressive joint pain.

The combination of erosion ultimately causes a person to be unable to continue working, forcing them to ultimately  apply for long-term disability benefits.  Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis with the frequency of occurrences often leading insurers to minimize its adverse consequences that can result in a delay or denial of long-term disability benefits.

Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis and its deteriorating effects, there are many drugs and treatments that help disabled individuals deal with its challenges.

Disability insurance providers often respond with roadblocks rather than support in a long-term disability based on arthritis. When they do, a claimant can take a proactive and meaningful stance by reaching out for help to a proven disability law legal team.