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Julie

Developed thumb joint pain in both hands years after retiring

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Hello everyone, I retired in 2008 after 20 years in Aviation mechanics.  Two years ago I started having a hard time gripping.  Now it just hurts like hell.  Has anyone claimed arthritis and been granted service connection years after service?  I have nothing in my record for hand injuries.  I'm just seeing if it is worth dropping a claim or will I be denied.

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Julie, have you gone to a specialist arthritis doc with this specific problem? You realise that if you have something not run of the mill, the VA docs are probably going to miss it or mis-diagnose it. Sounds painful.

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