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Glenohumeral arthritis in both shoulders

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Ronc531

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I have been diagnosed with Severe Osteoarthritis in both hands and with moderate to severe Glenohumeral arthritis in both shoulders.

I am certain this in connection with my knee, I have had to for years push myself up with my arms and hands because i haven't been able to stand using my legs alone. 

How hard can it be to get the VA to accept responsibility? Any advice for claiming it? I am also looking into claiming my Sleep Apnea and Diabetes, are these hard to get rated or approved? 

Any advice is appreciated!

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Ronc531 I am not familar with that kind of arthritis, but this advise would apply anyway. It might be easier if you could connect it as a secondary disability to an existing already VA approved condition. Do you have a service-connected, s-c, disability? I am not a doc, so take this with a grain of salt. Say your knee was s-c. You would need a specialist to diagnose your shoulders and hands conditions as a direct result from your knee. You should request a copy of your claims file. c-file. You want to find out if there is medical records concerning your knee in it. If you have mention of your shoulders and/or hand even better. In your case, unless you have your knee or something else as s-c, it is going to be hard. Maybe your back caused your knee, which caused your ... So, list your s-c disabilities so we can see if you can proceed, and send off for your c-file now. Can't tell you how difficult it will be until we find out more. Remember not to include any personal info like name ssn etc in your posts.

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16 hours ago, GBArmy said:

Ronc531 I am not familar with that kind of arthritis, but this advise would apply anyway. It might be easier if you could connect it as a secondary disability to an existing already VA approved condition. Do you have a service-connected, s-c, disability? I am not a doc, so take this with a grain of salt. Say your knee was s-c. You would need a specialist to diagnose your shoulders and hands conditions as a direct result from your knee. You should request a copy of your claims file. c-file. You want to find out if there is medical records concerning your knee in it. If you have mention of your shoulders and/or hand even better. In your case, unless you have your knee or something else as s-c, it is going to be hard. Maybe your back caused your knee, which caused your ... So, list your s-c disabilities so we can see if you can proceed, and send off for your c-file now. Can't tell you how difficult it will be until we find out more. Remember not to include any personal info like name ssn etc in your posts.

Thanks, I do have a number of SC disabilities, RT knee 60%, LT knee 10%, neuropathy in RT foot 20%, LT foot 20% .

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