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I was SC left knee sprain 10%, I filed a new claim for tendinitis secondary to left knee. My SC went from 10% (left knee sprain) to 0% (left knee tendinitis). What should I do?

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I have an MRI appointment for Wednesday and a follow up with a civilian doctor after that. I will get more evidence showing how bad my knees are and hopefully I can get this taken care of. Than

Tendinitis is "temporary" swelling and pain in a joint or tendon. Tendinosis is a permanent condition where the tendon has small tears. Tendinosis is a result of long term untreated tendinitis

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Hi Dtown me again A Knee Strain is a tear I fell down last month went to E.R. did X ray DR. stated this in his REPORT: Knee Sprain -You have a knee sprain, Sprains are painful injuries to the joints. A sprain is Partial or Complete tearing in Ligaments. Ligaments are tough ,fibrous tissues that hold bones together at the joints. A strain(sprain)has occurred when a ligament is stretched or damaged. This injury may take several weeks to heal. This is often the same length of time as a bone fracture(break in bone)takes to heal. Even though a fracture (bone break)may not have occurred the recovery times may be similar.

Note To You: This was first discovered on a MRI in 2004 by my Private DR. and it is still present today and I have a Complete Tear, the V.A. should not have reduced your rating, some one is gonna chime in but I think you can file a NOD.

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Dtown :

Sorry to hear about this and one never knows when "the books are reopened" and other docs starting taking another look and giving different opinions? Frankly, that's why it can be a risk whenever someone else pokes around? That said, with better medical evidence you should be able to get your original rating back....in order and back dated...it's just another hassle..and one of the reasons that there is so much stress with this process...lots and lots of opinions out there and you know what they say about opinions....? Anyway, good luck to get this resolved....

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I have an MRI appointment for Wednesday and a follow up with a civilian doctor after that.

I will get more evidence showing how bad my knees are and hopefully I can get this taken care of.

Thank you!

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Have your Provider that ordered the MRI to ask radiologist please explicitly decern between tendonITIS vs tendonOSIS. Long term affects of ITIS is OSIS and commonly misdaignosed and harder to treat. Also if Military at time you injured it did not treat it in accordance with AOA standards at the time, this could have exacerbated the problem due to continued military service. There is a huge difference. Acutely you have ITIS then as healing occurs there is a collagen formation abnormality that occurs and this leads to thickening and compounding affects on attached muscles and bone. Also see a phys therapist-ortho type and note whether or not this has affected you gait (walking) over the long run. Most people tend to pronate on the affected side and can compound issues with uninjured knee or hip on opposite side. Hope this helps.

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