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Need help with Ankylosing spondylitis claim

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Hi all. Got a good one for you again. I saw my rheumatologist today and was diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis. It affects both my feet, my right hand, left knee, lower back and neck. Apparently this condition is related to rheumatoid arthritis and when i start treatment i will have to take shots for the rest of my life. I just got low balled at 30% for bilateral plantar fascitis which i just found out is related to to ankylosing spondylitis. My question is do you think i should file a claim and will this get services connected??? So internet research i have seen said RA is easier to get service connected but this is another new road i must go down so i would apperciate some Knowledgable feedback. Would this be one of those rare cases i have read about where this disease would be rated and the joints as secondary??? i did have some back issues in my service medical records and my feet so that would help i hope . Thanks all and i look forward to your replies and advice.

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