Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits for Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Bellaire Beach Social Security Disability Lawyer

Can you file a claim for Social Security benefits as a result of chronic venous insufficiency? Do you have DVT or phlebitis?

You may be able to file a claim for Social Security benefits.

Vascular Web explains that chronic venous insufficiency happens when your leg veins can’t pump enough blood back to your heart. When you’re in an upright position, the blood in your leg veins goes against gravity to return your heart. Your leg muscles squeeze the deep veins of your legs and feet and move the blood back to your heart. There are one-way flaps, called valves, to keep the blood flowing in the right direction and, when your leg muscles relax, the valves inside your veins close preventing the blood from going backwards into your legs.

When you sit or stand for a long period of time the blood in your leg veins can pool and increase the pressure. Sitting or standing for a long time can stretch the vein walls so that they become flexible and over time weakened the walls of the veins.

Chronic venous insufficiency can be caused when blood pressure is higher than normal inside your legs. Other causes include deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and phlebitis which cause elevated pressure in your veins which overloads your valves.

There is a great article about chronic venous insufficiency with a neat diagram at Vascular Web

The Social Security Administration will look at Listing 4.11 to evaluate chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremity as a basis for Social Security disability claim. Click here.

Make sure your physician completes the appropriate residual functional capacity form to help you establish your entitlement to Social Security benefits. You can contact Social Security disability Attorney Nancy Cavey for the appropriate form.

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