They are saying that the evidence you sent to them is what they had when they denied in the past, for the foot condition.
Also the two stressors you mentioned in the Anxiety depression pdf. have nothing, as far as I can tell here, to do with your military service.
If you have definitive proof in your SMRs that you were diagnosed and/or treated for the foot condition inservice,with continuous treatment records, and have anything in the SMRs (or your military personnel record, )revealing evidence of an inservice stressor, that is what they need.
We have topics here available under a search for what is and is not a stressor-for VA purposes.
I have attached the VA reasoning and what I submitted for the claim. What should my next move be?
You need the "big 3" of current diagnosis, in service event, and nexus, along with symptoms indicative of a 10 percent rating. Also, you need to be willing to continue appealing until VA runs out of excuses to deny.
What exactly did you do or submit to the VA to get your 10% for plantar facitiis? I have tried to claim it twice, it's documented in my SMRs, and my healthnet and I have had several visits to the VA hospital for it but I'm still getting denied.
Case manager's job us to assist the rating specialist with delaying your claim as long as possible, especially if the rating specialist can not think of a valid delay tactic. Sometimes rookie raters can not think of a reason in the world to delay, and need help from CM.
In the event both can not figure out a valid dely method, the next best is to figure out an excuse to deny.
With Social Security, the CM is on the employee (social security) if the claim is delayed over 90 days, with VA, the CM complains to the VA employee if he gets too many claims done timely, and recommends retraining in the fine art of shredding Veterans evidence, then lying about it.