Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Enthesopathy


Related Terms

  • Enthesitis

Specialists

  • Orthopedic (Orthopaedic) Surgeon
  • Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Rheumatologist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Severity of the underlying disease, the presence of complications, response to treatment, frequency of remission and recurrence, and physical job requirements will influence the length of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
720.1 - Spinal Enthesopathy; Disorder of Peripheral Ligamentous or Muscular Attachments of Spine; Romanus Lesion
726.3 - Enthesopathy of Elbow Region
726.30 - Enthesopathy of Elbow, Unspecified
726.31 - Medial Epicondylitis
726.32 - Lateral Epicondylitis; Golfers Elbow; Tennis Elbow
726.33 - Olecranon Bursitis; Bursitis of Elbow
726.39 - Enthesopathy of Elbow Region, Other
726.4 - Enthesopathy of Wrist and Carpus; Bursitis of Hand and Wrist; Periarthritis of Wrist
726.5 - Enthesopathy of Hip Region; Bursitis of Hip; Gluteal Tendinitis; Iliac Crest Spur; Psoas Tendinitis; Trochanteric Tendinitis
726.6 - Enthesopathy of Knee, Unspecified
726.60 - Enthesopathy of knee, Unspecified; Bursitis of Knee NOS
726.64 - Patellar Tendinitis
726.69 - Enthesopathy of Knee, Other; Bursitis: Infrapatellar, Subpatellar
726.7 - Enthesopathy of Ankle and Tarsus
726.70 - Enthesopathy of Ankle and Tarsus, Unspecified; Metatarsalgia, NOS
726.79 - Enthesopathy of Ankle and Tarsus, Other; Peroneal Tendinitis
726.8 - Other Peripheral Enthesopathies
726.9 - Unspecified Enthesopathy
726.90 - Enthesopathy of Unspecified Site; Periarthritis NOS; Tendinitis NOS; Capsulitis NOS

Treatment

Treatment of enthesopathy symptoms depends on the underlying inflammatory condition and how it is being managed. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used in managing some inflammatory conditions. In addition, exercise programs are often employed to maintain range of motion, strength, and mobility. Physical and/or occupational therapy may help decrease inflammation with modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or ice. Resting the affected joint in acute periods will help calm the underlying inflammatory condition. Local injections of corticosteroids also may be used to relieve symptoms at peripheral sites. Tumor necrosis factor may be used as an experimental treatment to control inflammation of multi-level enthesopathies in the spine.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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