Chondropathia Tuberosa and Receiving Disability Benefits

Chondropathia Tuberosa and Receiving Disability Benefits

In this article we will unpack the definition of Chondropathia Tuberosa, as well as discover what (if any) benefits for this common disability you may be entitled to. There are many common disabilities that have the capacity to change the quality of life you experience, as well as alter (however big or small) your daily routine as you know it. 

It is important to note that Chondropathia Tuberosa is known and equally defined by a few other names:

  • Tietze Syndrome
  • Costochondral Junction Syndrome
  • Costosternal Chondrodynia

By definition, it is a rare inflammatory disorder characterized by chest pain and swelling of the cartilage within one or more of the upper ribs. Pain will typically have a gradual onset, but can also be sudden, spreading from the chest to equally affect your arms and/or shoulders. The exact cause of Chondropathia Tuberosa is not known at this time, and due to the fact that it is considered benign this disease can resolve itself without any treatment. However, it is speculated that multiple microtrauma to the anterior chest wall may be a valid cause to developing the symptoms of Chondropathia Tuberosa. There have been some cases of Chondropathia Tuberosa to develop after another disorder such as psoriatic arthritis. 

Traditionally, Chondropathia Tuberose is charachterized by mild to severe localized pain and tenderness in one or more of the upper four ribs, most specifically the second or third. Within the carilage of these ribs, a firm and spindle-like shaped swelling occurs. The pain is described to be:

  • aching
  • gripping
  • sharp
  • dull
  • neuralgic

This pain is known to worsen due to:

  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • strenous activity
  • exercise

While the pain may subside over time, and considerable ease in your physical activities over several weeks and/or months, the swelling may persist. Generally, Chondropathia Tuberosa affects older children and young adults and in the majority of cases before the age of 40. This common disability is not so selective, in that both males and females are equally affected in numbers. It will be in your best interest to immediately seek specialized help in gaining an official diagnosis from your physician, who will refer you to a specialist if necessary. It is common practice that the United States Social Security Administration is not sympathetic to your pain and suffering alone, and will want to have qualifiable and validated medical recommendation to proceed with their findings. In seeking benefits for Chondropathia Tuberosa, you will need to ensure that your medical records are outlined and fully detailed with your specific symptoms and process of medical treatment. This medical file will become your primary key to successful receiving of disability benefits. It is of vital importance that you know a diagnosis of Chondropathia Tuberosa is only made based upon the following:

  • thorough clinical evaluation
  • detailed patient history
  • identification of characteristic symptoms
  • exclusion of other causes of chest pain

Some of the tests needed for documentation and validation for disability benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • electrocardiogram
  • X-rays
  • biopsies

For the best and most successful outcome for your diagnosis of Chondropathia Tuberosa, your best choice will be to retain the services of an experienced and professional attorney. One who is capable of both understanding the law and ensuring clear communication to you about your unique case. It is always best to have conficence in your process, and the unknowns to be seen and prepared for before they become obstacles. Chondropathia Tuberosa may be considered a common disability, but your circumstancs and personal health are as unique as you. Having the attorney who is on your side, and with unlimited resources, is going to ensure this process to work in your best possible favor. 

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