Joint pain is a common reason for seeking New York Social Security disability. As White Plains disability lawyers, we know the complicated part is actually identifying the cause of your chronic joint pain symptoms. Social Security disability may cover your joint pain, but only under certain circumstances – and it depends on what is actually wrong.

What Causes Disabling Joint Pain?
Disabling joint pain may be the result of stress on the joint over time, a sudden on-the-job knee injury, or a combination of both. The problem with joints is that you use them all the time, often making an injury worse or causing constant, small injuries. Your chronic joint pain could be the result of a number of issues, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • A slip-and-fall accident
  • Bursitis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Overuse injuries
  • Joint dislocation
  • Broken bones

You may even find that some of your joint pain comes from a herniated or "slipped" disc in your back. If you are feeling any pain in one or more of your joints, ask your doctor about it. Joint pain is often an indicator of greater problems, which could be avoided if treated early.

What are the Treatments for Chronic Joint Pain?
Treatments vary depending on the nature of the pain. If the pain is due to rheumatoid arthritis, there may be medications you can use to treat your swelling and pain. If it's due to a slipped disc after a work-related injury, surgery could be required. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy, medication, or cortisone shots. Most patients are usually prescribed a combination of these treatments.

Will Social Security Disability Cover My Joint Pain?
Speak to a qualified Bronx disability attorney to get answers about your specific case. Even if the reason for your joint pain is not listed by Social Security disability in New York, you may be able to prove that it is significantly disabling in your case and warrants compensation.

Give a NY disability lawyer a call today at 1-855-614-4351 or 1-866-205-2415 to schedule a free meeting and discuss your disabling chronic joint pain. We have represented New York disability claims all over Westchester County and we look forward to speaking with you.