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Disability Benefits for Musculoskeletal Disorders

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 Reno Social Security Disability representative by your side, you have the best possible chance of obtaining SSD benefits. Call now at (888) 401-3920 to get started!

Overview of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

Carpal Tunnel

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.

Consult a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Reno, NV

Disability Action Advocates is prepared to help you fight for the disability benefits that you deserve. Each Reno SSD representative with our office knows the law and can guide you through every step of the complex filing process, as well as the appeals process if your initial claim is denied. Don't lose hope!

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