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Arthritis and Joint Pain

Filing Social Security Disability Claims for Arthritis and Joint Pain

David Allen & Associates is a dedicated West Coast Social Security Disability law firm. If you are suffering from arthritis or chronic joint pain, call us at 877-876-4800 to discuss your case at any of our offices with one of our Sacramento or Oakland Social Security and disability lawyers.

Does Your Arthritis Qualify as a Disability?

SSD benefits are available to individuals suffering from all types of arthritis, including the two most common forms: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. As with all other types of illness and injury, in order to obtain compensation, you will need to be able to demonstrate that (i) you have earned enough “work credits” through your previous employment, and (ii) your arthritis has prevented you – or will prevent you – from holding a steady job for at least one year.

David Allen & Associates has been handling SSD claims for arthritis and joint pain in Oakland and Sacramento since 1980. If you are suffering chronic joint pain that prevents you from doing your job, our SSD attorneys can help you obtain financial compensation to support your family.


Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that results from overuse of your joints. It is most common in the elbows, hands, hips, knees, feet, and spine. As these joints are heavily used over time, the cartilage that separates the bones in your joints breaks down, and this can cause severe joint pain, inflammation, and potentially long-term damage. If you engage in repetitive tasks at your job, are involved in athletics, or are overweight, you may be at increased risk for osteoarthritis. The following symptoms are all indicative of osteoarthritis. Seeing a physician who can document your symptoms and prescribe appropriate treatment will help in filing your Social Security Disability claim.
  • Difficulty gripping coffee mugs, tools, and other everyday objects
  • Difficulty sitting down or bending over
  • Joints that are swollen or warm to the touch
  • Aching joint pain
  • Loss of movement in your joints
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
Whereas osteoarthritis results from overuse, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is most common in women. Many of the symptoms are similar to those described above for osteoarthritis, but with rheumatoid arthritis your joint pain may gradually spread from one area into other parts of your body. You may also face additional symptoms including fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite. Rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating; if you are experiencing symptoms you should speak with your doctor. We can also recommend experienced medical professionals who will take great care of you and prepare all of the documentation necessary to help you apply for SSD in Oakland and Sacramento.

Contact Our Law Offices throughout California, Nevada and the West to Discuss Your Arthritis SSD Claim

Contact David Allen & Associates today to learn more about filing for SSD due to arthritis or chronic joint pain. We have decades of experience winning SSD benefits for our clients, and we will fight for the compensation you deserve.

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David Allen & Associates has offices located throughout California and Nevada

Sacramento Office
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5230 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819

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Sherwood Executive Center
5250 Claremont Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207

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Newark, CA 94560

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Oakland, CA 94612

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