Many jobs require workers to repeat the same motion over and over again,
to lift heavy objects all day long, or to maintain unnatural postures
for long periods of time. Any of these conditions can cause a worker to
develop a musculoskeletal disorder that prevents them from being able
to return to work.
Three of the most common musculoskeletal disorders include:
Along with the three conditions named above, workers can develop or aggravate
conditions such as hernias or rheumatoid arthritis. Anyone who develops
these serious and painful conditions because of his or her occupation,
and who is unable to return to work, deserves to receive benefits through
the Social Security Administration.
Can I receive disability benefits for a musculoskeletal disorder?
As long as your condition is work-related and prevents you from returning
to work, you should be eligible to receive
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Disability Action Advocates serves to help Americans just like you to fight for the benefits that
they deserve. Filing for disability is not an easy process, but with a
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Overview of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in your wrist becomes
compressed due to swelling or inflammation of the surrounding tendons
or muscles. The median nerve is found inside the carpal tunnel, which
provides some protection; however, when the wrist or hand becomes strained
due to repetitive motion or excessive stress, the carpal tunnel could
be compressed and place pressure on the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel is characterized by tingling, pain, or numbness of the wrist
and hand, with the exception of the little finger. In some cases, this
condition can be treated with rest, a wrist brace, and anti-inflammatory
medications. In severe cases, however, surgery may be necessary.
This condition occurs when the tendons – the cords that connect muscle
to bone – become inflamed due to stress. The most common areas subject
to tendinitis are the elbows, shoulders, knees and heels. Tendinitis can
be treated with rest, splints or braces, and anti-inflammatory drugs,
but some cases may require surgery.
Similar to tendinitis, epicondylitis is the inflammation of the tendons
where they connect to an epicondyle, which is the bony protuberance found
at the end of the elbow. This condition is commonly known as "tennis
elbow" or "golfer's elbow." This condition occurs due
to overuse of these tendons and repetitive motion of the elbow. Minor
cases can be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory drugs, but extreme
cases could require surgery.
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