Foot and leg problems
Problems with the feet and legs can include arthritis, problems with ligaments or tendons, and knee pain.
Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.
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Using stairs ‘unaided by another person’ meant without active physical or psychological support in cases before January 2013
-  UKUT 93 (AAC)
- Breathing problems
- Evacuation of the bowel and/or bladder (LCW)
- Foot and leg problems
- Mobilising (LCW)
Assessment of whether claimant is unable to reach toilet quickly is a notional test / need to assess whether claimant is in severe discomfort when mobilising
- [2015 ] UKUT 370 (AAC)
- Application of activity 10 - ‘consciousness during waking moments’
-  UKUT 287 (AAC)
- Ability to manually propel wheelchair / ‘reasonable regularity’ for ESA purposes
-  UKUT 21 (AAC)