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  1. i was a combat signaler 4 years and a combat medic 17 years
  2. It was noted that i had it upon entry into the military. I claimed Pes Planus recently examiner stated it had gotten worser from military service. They were asking the c&p examiner if they was evidence to secondary connect the Hallus Valgus. So my guess was that they would award the pes planus. i didnt think they would check for secondary hallus valgus if they were not going to award the Pes Planus. You thoughts.
  3. Can i get approved for Pes Planus and denied for Hallus Valgus when both are foundduring exam?
  4. It Say for Secondary Service Connection... I claim bilateral flat feet also. I guess they are trying to connect it. i was not awarded for bilateral feet that i know of. Just thinking maybe they awarded for bilateral feet (pes planus) and i dont know it yet.
  5. This ia a MEDICAL OPINION FOR SECONDARY SERVICE CONNECTION... I don't know what it is secondary too. i suspect pes planus which i also claim. but it has not been approved as far as i know.
  6. Do you think this will get approved i am confused between the two statements below?Request for Medical Opinion RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: a. Opinion from general remarks: Is the veteran's left hallux valgus, left 1st MTP degenerative changes at least as likely as not (50 percent or greater probability) proximately due to or the result of bilateral foot condition with b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: FootTYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR SECONDARY SERVICE CONNECTION ]b. The condition claimed is less likely than not (less than 50% probability) proximately due to or the result of the Veteran's service connected condition. c. Rationale: The veteran's current diagnosis of left hallux valgus and left 1st MTP degenerative changes are not related to the bilateral foot condition with pain during service. The veterans available str and mtr is silent for complaints of foot pain and the veteran denies medical evaluations for foot conditions. Hallux valgus exact causes is unknown but factors that can lead to hallux valgus include inherited foot type, foot injuries or deformities present at birth or can be caused by degenerative arthritis. Arthritis in the great toe can be caused by previous trauma, fractured or sprained toe.
  7. Seem like the examiner and the rater going back and forth. But the C&P examiner did state it was further aggravated by military service. I Do not know if that is enough to warrant it being granted
  8. This is what the C&P examiner wrote to the RO when asked for more detail. MEDICAL OPINION SUMMARY ----------------------RESTATEMENT OF REQUESTED OPINION: a. Opinion from general remarks: Was the veteran's pes planus (bilateral) (which clearly and unmistakably existed prior to service) aggravated beyond its natural progression by (the) treatment during service? b. Indicate type of exam for which opinion has been requested: Foot TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR AGGRAVATION OF A CONDITION THAT EXISTED PRIOR TO SERVICE ] a. The claimed condition, which clearly and unmistakably existed prior to service, was aggravated beyond its natural progression by an in-service event, injury or illness. c. Rationale: Per available str the veteran had a diagnosis of pes planus on enlistment. Flatfoot (pes planus) is a condition in which the longitudinal arch in the foot, which runs lengthwise along the sole of the foot, has not developed normally and is lowered or flattened out. With the excessive standing, walking, jumping and running can lead to pain in the plantar surface of the feet. Second Statement from C&P examiner. The veteran denies medical evaluations and has not tried arch supports. What the xrays stated................... 1/3/2019 bilateral weight bearing x-rays There is bilateral pes planus. There is mild hallux valgus on the left. Some mild degenerative change involves the left first MTP joint. No soft tissue swelling. Impression: Degenerative change as above.
  9. Is bilateral Pes Planus and unlateral Hallux Valgus rated separately or together? How does that work?
  10. I got off active duty 1993. No one briefed me or explained the VA to me. I didn't file my first claim until 2015. i was way behind the power curve when i started. Any suggestions would be helpful i was not s sick call ranger
  11. The examiner stated this. TYPE OF MEDICAL OPINION PROVIDED: [ MEDICAL OPINION FOR AGGRAVATION OF A CONDITION THAT EXISTED PRIOR TO SERVICE ] a. The claimed condition, which clearly and unmistakably existed prior to service, was aggravated beyond its natural progression by an in-service event, injury or illness
  12. 5276 Flatfoot, acquired .....................Does this means that if i had flat foot prior to enlistment it does not apply to me.
  13. I got off active duty after the gulf war in 1993. I never knew that i could file a claim back then it was not explained to me. If i files a claim today for join pain would it still be considered presumptive?
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