Limited scleroderma, otherwise known as CREST syndrome, is a subtype of scleroderma that in many cases can prove disabling as the condition, in addition to hardening skin in the lower arms, legs, face, and throat, can also impact a patient’s digestive tract, lungs, or heart. Though there is no known cure for CREST syndrome, there are medical treatments available that may help manage symptoms and prevent the most serious complications arising from the disease. The Mayo Clinic lists the following symptoms as associated with limited scleroderma:
– Tight hardened skin that can make it difficult to open one’s mouth or bend one’s fingers
– Raynaud’s phenomenon
– Red spots or lines on the skin, known as telangiectasias, that occur most commonly on the hands and face
– Bumps under the skin caused by calcium deposits, which can feel tender or inflamed and become infected
– Swallowing difficulties, heartburn, inflammation, and scarring of the esophagus
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If you suffer from CREST syndrome and are no longer able to work because of the effects of your symptoms on your daily functioning, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits, either through SSDI or SSI. Please contact Viner Disability Law to learn more about your eligibility and how one of our attorneys may be able to represent you in your claim for Social Security disability benefits.