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A joint is where two or more bone ends meet. Your shoulders, wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, and hips. A joint can be damaged by many forms of injuries and diseases. Examples of joint disorders are:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Gonococcal arthritis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Lyme disease
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Hereditary conditions
  • Accidents
  • Infections
  • Cancer

When the dysfunction occurs in the upper limbs joints, it will affect your ability to lift, pull, push and handle or hold objects. If you have a major dysfunction it can be very hard to do any of those activities. This is due to the inability to do so physically or it is just too painful for you to even move.
When the affected joint is your weight-bearing joints, such as the ankles, hips, and knees, It usually affects your ability to walk or climbs stairs, bending down. In some severe cases, it may affect your ability to push, lift and pull objects. If you are diagnosed with a major joint dysfunction it is likely that you won’t be able to walk distances without the aid of a walking device such as crutches or walker.

Depending on the disorder that causes the joint dysfunction, it is possible that there may be or may not be available treatments for your condition. As an example, some disorders such as bursitis or arthritis, they have treatment available that will completely cure the condition. But there are diseases that are congenital defects that have no treatment. Usually, surgery such as amputation or knee replacement may be the last course.

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If you think you are suffering from Major Dysfunction of a Joint you should seek medical assistance. You may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The SSA considered Major Dysfunction of a Joint as a medical condition that would make you eligible for SSDI and SSI. Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a “Listing of Medical Impairments” (known as the blue book) that automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).