What Causes Mobility Issues?

When we first meet our clients, we talk to them at length about their story. Often times, when people first walk through our doors they are scared and can feel hopeless. There are many causes of mobility issues that bring clients to us. Our mission is to let our clients know they are supported - and we want to understand the journey that has brought them to us.

Causes Of Mobility Issues | Share Lawyers

Mobility issues are a key cause of long term disability benefit applications. We have compiled a list of conditions that can cause mobility issues, with a focus on those which result in an individual’s inability to continue to work.

Causes of Mobility Issues


Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. In Canada the majority of amputations are performed because of diabetic complications (81%), cardiovascular disease (6%), or cancer (3%).


The term arthritis is used to describe over 200 conditions affecting joints, tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissues in the body. Some forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus (SLE), can affect multiple organs and cause widespread symptoms.

Back Disorders

Degenerative Disk Disease, Scoliosis, and Herniated Discs are all conditions affecting the lower to upper back which can cause pain, restricted movement, and in some extreme cases of scoliosis, breathing and respiratory issues.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is caused by brain damage early on in life. It’s a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. Many individuals with CP can move and work; however, the symptoms of CP tend to intensify with age.

Neuromuscular Disorders

Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Ataxia, are Neuromuscular Disorders that result in degeneration and atrophy of muscle or nerve tissues. Coordination, movement, pain, and balance issues can be experienced by those suffering from various kinds of neuromuscular disorders.


Fibromyalgia is a form of "soft tissue" or muscular rheumatism causing constant pain in muscles and ligaments. Inactivity, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and sleep loss are common symptoms.

Because of the broad nature of mobility disabilities, we meet clients who have been denied LTD benefits because the insurance company believes their individual case does not fall under a specific disability. Share Lawyers works for our clients to make the case for their right to heal with the benefits that they deserve.

Has your long-term disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers and put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case. Find out if you have a disability case.

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A note from our long term disability lawyers

Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.

If you have made the tough decision to stop working and apply for your short term disability or long term disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed by the process and have questions that your employer and your insurance company are not able or willing to answer. Share is There to see you through and answer your questions.

Our Disability law firm knows what you have been going through

We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.

Our experienced disability lawyers can fight back on your behalf

Share Lawyers believes that every client who is dealing with a disability claim deserves superior personal service. To achieve that goal, we have developed our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring long term disability lawyers, law clerks, and administrative staff to meet all of your needs. Our team of experienced long term disability, life insurance, employment, and critical illness insurance lawyers have made successful claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.

If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.

Our disability claim lawyers fight for your disability insurance claim by relying on our many years of experience to apply the best strategic planning and approach in each case, using the latest technology available. Experience matters, and with Share Lawyers, you are in the best hands with 35 years of success on your side.

In this video, we explain the role of a long term disability lawyer and how we can support you when you have been denied your long term disability benefits.

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