Rheumatoid Arthritis - Getting Physical with Physical Disabilities
About 1.5 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. RA is an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s own synovial tissues in ones joints. An autoimmune disease is basically when the body attacks its own healthy cells, mistaking the synovium in your joints for a virus or bacteria.
What is RA
RA can affect the body systematically. This means it can attack any healthy tissue including an individual’s organs. People can find rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in nails, rheumatoid arthritis bladder symptoms. You can even find symptoms for rheumatoid arthritis in the eyes. There are early onset rheumatoid arthritis symptoms that you can look for which include, fatigue, low-grade fevers, pain and stiffness for longer that 30 minutes in the morning or after a period of sitting, anemia, weight loss, rheumatoid nodules or firm limbs beneath the skin, hands, elbows or ankles.
Eventually symptoms of a rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups will include larger joints such as your hips, shoulders and knees. You can also take a rheumatoid arthritis quiz that can help you determine if the pain and swelling is RA related. Using OTC products like PainxPro’s freeze pump or roller that includes 10% menthol and 500 MG of CBD can ease the pain and swelling by relaxing the inflammation to promote better healing.
There are 4 stages of rheumatoid arthritis including respectively; early RA, antibodies develop swelling and worsen, symptoms become visible and finally joints become fused. Usually, after the first initial diagnosis of RA, an individual has about 10 years before they will be completely unable to work.
Disability for RA
You can get disability for RA. Because RA is a disability, you can collect disability if you are diagnosed. The rheumatoid arthritis tax credit is available for those who are in stage 4. The ICD 10 code for seronegative rheumatoid arthritis is M06.0 which is a medical short hand for one version of RA. The last number indicated the location of the RA in your body.
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