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Arthritis, even with surgery, can leave sufferers in consistent pain

Compared to illness like multiple sclerosis or cancer, arthritis might not seem as serious. Still, the joint pain that sufferers live with is very real to them and certainly life-altering. Simply getting up and out of bed can be a painful experience.

Reuters reports about a Canadian study about arthritis, surgery and the outcomes of treatment procedures on patients’ pain. According to the research, surgery isn’t going very far in helping arthritis sufferers move on with more comfortable lives. This finding supports another reason why someone would want to invest in disability insurance.

Those who are overweight and obese are more likely to suffer from arthritis. Genetics can also play a role in someone suffering from the condition. If a worker believes that chances are good he could suffer from arthritis in the future, he might want to be proactive and set it up so he can count on disability insurance benefits when the pain sets in.

The Canadian study indicates that even with surgery, only about half of arthritis sufferers report that their pain improved months after the procedures. Joint pain can significantly limit a person’s mobility and work skills. When the pain of the illness keeps a sufferer from going to work, his disability benefits could become an important means of financial support and security.

Our disability firm works with those whose pain leaves them unable to work and in-need of the insurance benefits that they deserve. Often, illnesses involving chronic pain go undiagnosed by doctors but can still be classified as disabling conditions.

We help those suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other serious conditions. Their self-reported disability claims will often be denied, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the legal matter.

Source: Reuters, “Joint pain, function not always better after surgery,” Genevra Pittman, March 27, 2013

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