Chronic Venous Insufficiency
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Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Social Security Disability Benefits
Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a medical condition in which damaged valves (primarily in the legs) do not allow the flow of blood back to the heart. As a result of this, blood pools in the veins and causes several problems for the sufferer. The symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency are swelling of the legs, pain, itching/tingling, and skin variations (redness, thickening of the skin). Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a long term condition.
Individuals suffering with Chronic Venous Insufficiency develop pain in their legs that becomes even worse upon standing. With this being said, many sufferers cannot pursue occupations that require them to stand or even sit for long periods of time. These people often have to keep their feet elevated, so they can relieve the pressure, and thus relieve the pain.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
A. Extensive brawny edema (see 4.00G) involving at least two-thirds of the leg between the ankle and knee or the distal one-third of the lower extremity between the ankle and hip.
B. Superficial varicosities, stasis dermatitis, and either recurrent ulceration or persistent ulceration that has not healed following at least 3 months of prescribed treatment.
In most cases, the sheer inability to stand or sit for prolonged lengths of time is enough for a strong claim. The symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency prevent an individual from walking, sitting, or standing. This will eliminate many jobs.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us today at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.