Do You Recognize the Warning Signs of Gout and Your Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits?
Gout is caused by high level of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is removed from your body by the kidneys in the form of urine. Unfortunately, if your kidneys fail to secrete the uric acid, those levels can cause a uric crystal formation in your joints and tendons. Those crystals can be the source of inflammation, pain and tenderness and can damage your joints and connective tissue. That can result in a restricted range of motion and extreme pain.
It is not uncommon to see gout in your big toe, wrists, elbows, knees and it affects more that 3% of the population. Statistics show that gout is four times more likely to occur in men.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with gout, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if the gout has caused damaged to your joints, particularly major weight bearing joints such as your knees. Gout can also affect your wrists and elbows and that can cause problems with the function of your hands.
If you have been diagnosed with gout and your doctor has told you that you are unable to work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. To learn more about the Social Security Disability process, you can order your free, no obligation copy of Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.