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Corticosteroid Injections

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I was seem by a Doctor because of my left knee, the doctor stated that Corticosteroid Injections be done, but after read three Doctors notes,

I say no way and the VA has turn me down three times.  I have  arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and a bakers cyst.  to up my %.  I can no

longer work and had leave my job after the place I worked started a PT test for Security officers.  Do anyone have and help in this for me. 

 

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If you can no longer work due to your service connected disabilities, it might be worth it to file for Individual Unemployability (IU). If approved, you will get paid at 100% level.

If there is no possible job you can do, it might be worth exploring Social Security disability (SSDI). It's a different process than VA disability.

 

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As info, corticosteroid injections might be beneficial, but keep in mind that steroids are not the best thing for our bodies. I have had one in my shoulder and a bunch in my spine (recommend they knock you out for those - you don't want to be awake). Relief is not guaranteed, but I can tell you that they may offer some relief from the pain.

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- From Murphy's Laws of Combat

Disclaimer: I am not a legal expert, so use at own risk and/or consult a qualified professional representative. Please refer to existing VA laws, regulations, and policies for the most up to date information.

 

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I have been getting cortisone shots in my thumb for about a year for arthritis/degenerative joint disease. Seems to last about 3 months then really bothers me for about a month until I can get another shot. My doc said that is the schedule for now, 3 times a year. I can manage that; the alternative is surgery and they may have to fuse the joint. Don't want that. I also not done any research on long term use of steroids yet. Saving that for a snowy afternoon.

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I( get shots in both of my knees, 4 times a year, they last for about 2 months,, then 2 months of pain ... its no fun

                                                                                I am not a lawyer so take my opinions with a grain of salt...

If I had listened to the nay sayers, I would never have acheived any ratings after I was awarded TDIU in 1999. Now I have not one but two 100% ratings, a TDIU  and 4 SMC awards !  I say JUST GO For It

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” -Albert Einstein.

 

 

 

 

 

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