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Orthopedic Checkup Advice


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getting checkup for my feet.(plantar facisitis, knee meneiscus surgery in service) in past been given support stockin's and arch support in past. knees pop, ankles swell, veins hurt, hips hurt too. ; Sorta wonderin whats to be expected next. SO told me rating could increase if condition has changed, ok, but I wonder Do I need to ask for increase in service connection? Has anyone heard of allowances for orthopedic shoes ?or do I just get more stockin's & arch supports? cg

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Okay, I got some new ortho inserts and socks; other 'specialized" ortho insert on order. Doc says I need them everyday for the rest of my life. What is the best way to request increase? I want to keep this going while the ink is still warm at the VA. thanks. cg

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Have you ever had a nerve conductivity test on your feet and lower limbs? This can show nerve damage that is associated with severe PF. How much do you get for the PF? You would want to have an opinion from a specialist that your foot problems are getting worse and they limit your ability to get around and do the daily chores of living. Have you ever heard of ESWT. It is a newer treatment for severe PF.

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Have you ever had a nerve conductivity test on your feet and lower limbs? This can show nerve damage that is associated with severe PF. How much do you get for the PF? You would want to have an opinion from a specialist that your foot problems are getting worse and they limit your ability to get around and do the daily chores of living. Have you ever heard of ESWT. It is a newer treatment for severe PF.

Dont think I have had nerve conductivity test ever done/ pen touches on the skin and such. How much do I get? so far; nothing. THis is a new claim though. I scheduled myself for a private physician orthopedic related. I will followup now that this VA doc told me that I should wear inserts 24/7 and never go "hillybelly" barefoot again, if I can help it. Will research ESWT. VA Doc said if condition was noted when I was younger, correction could have been made then, if I were born twenty years later in life that is. I replied with true military history, ill fitting standard issue combat boots with no arch, wearing combat boots half shift and other required oxfords other half of shift, resulting conditions etc..Will keep ya posted. thanks. cg

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