Leg, Knee & Ankle Disorders
When Joint Damage Keeps You Out Of Work For A Year Or More
Your lower extremities include your legs, knees ankles and feet. Impairments of you lower extremities can occur for many reason. For example, you can have a musculoskeletal impairment such as arthritis causing pain and requiring a knee replacement. A lower extremity condition could also be related to diabetes, possibly requiring an amputation. Most of the time, having a lower extremity impairment limits your ability to stand and walk.
An extreme limitation of the ability to walk” due to “an impariment(s) that interferes very seriously with the individual’s ability to independently initiate, sustain, or complete activities.”