Many elderly people in Los Angeles suffer from arthritis. Some will simply accept that this is part of the aging process for some people. However, while there may be many health issues that can be attributed to "old age," the reality is that arthritis is a medical condition that could become a disability for some people.
For those who suffer from some of the worst instances of arthritis, the symptoms can be overwhelming. A person's joints could feel like they are on fire with pain, as bone rubs against bone. The pain can lead to tenderness and then to stiffness. Arthritis can be felt in a person's hands, feet or knees, among other areas. From there, it is easy to see how a person's ability to work could be limited from such a disease. If a person can't stand or use their hands comfortably - without pain - how could they be expected to work 40 hours a week?