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Andy man 

He gave you excellent advice. There should be a pain motion and range of motion. They are supposed to account for flare up. If they assisted or did not use a tool to measure your range of motion you should ask for a new exam because it was inadequate. Try your best to account for your worst days. I wish you best of luck 

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ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!! Firstly you aren't supposed to go past the point of pain, your disability starts where the pain starts. Secondly, if they help, then they are intentionally setting you up for a lower possible rating. Your best option would be to go to patient advocate and request a new exam with a new examiner. 

 

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1 hour ago, Andyman73 said:

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!! Firstly you aren't supposed to go past the point of pain, your disability starts where the pain starts. Secondly, if they help, then they are intentionally setting you up for a lower possible rating. Your best option would be to go to patient advocate and request a new exam with a new examiner. 

 

Well I am in the process, if not for that, they didn't use one of those  Goniometer the reason I am going for it though is I got most of what I wanted, but I also got a lot of 0's. I have moderate to severe pain in all my lower joints. I thought pain accounted for something. After he got done with me I couldnt even walk for a week. Sorry can't figure out how to change this to regular text after coping and pasting.

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1 hour ago, Andyman73 said:

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!! Firstly you aren't supposed to go past the point of pain, your disability starts where the pain starts. Secondly, if they help, then they are intentionally setting you up for a lower possible rating. Your best option would be to go to patient advocate and request a new exam with a new examiner. 

 

I am going for an increase to all the 10 percent and then these weren't even over 0%. Like I said I am no expert but pain seems to qualify to me and it's all moderate to severe.
Service connection for right knee degenerative arthritis, other than
post-traumatic is granted with an evaluation of 20 percent effective
September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left ankle lateral collateral ligament sprain is
granted with an evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22,
2022.
Service connection for left hip osteoarthritis is granted with an
evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left knee degenerative arthritis, other than
post-traumatic is granted with an evaluation of 10 percent effective
September 22, 2022.
Service connection for right ankle lateral collateral ligament sprain
is granted with an evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22,
2022.
Service connection for right hip osteoarthritis is granted with an
evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left hip osteoarthritis extension is granted
with an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left hip osteoarthritis flexion is granted with
an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for right hip osteoarthritis extension is granted
with an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for right hip osteoarthritis flexion is granted
with an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.

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On 2/14/2023 at 9:08 PM, 30percentermovingup said:

Well I am in the process, if not for that, they didn't use one of those  Goniometer the reason I am going for it though is I got most of what I wanted, but I also got a lot of 0's. I have moderate to severe pain in all my lower joints. I thought pain accounted for something. After he got done with me I couldnt even walk for a week. Sorry can't figure out how to change this to regular text after coping and pasting.

When you are doing Range Of Motion (ROM), you always MUST stop at the initial point the pain/tightness starts. That is where they are supposed to make the measurement with the Goniometer. 

Sorry for such a late reply.

On 2/14/2023 at 9:14 PM, 30percentermovingup said:

I am going for an increase to all the 10 percent and then these weren't even over 0%. Like I said I am no expert but pain seems to qualify to me and it's all moderate to severe.
Service connection for right knee degenerative arthritis, other than
post-traumatic is granted with an evaluation of 20 percent effective
September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left ankle lateral collateral ligament sprain is
granted with an evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22,
2022.
Service connection for left hip osteoarthritis is granted with an
evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left knee degenerative arthritis, other than
post-traumatic is granted with an evaluation of 10 percent effective
September 22, 2022.
Service connection for right ankle lateral collateral ligament sprain
is granted with an evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22,
2022.
Service connection for right hip osteoarthritis is granted with an
evaluation of 10 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left hip osteoarthritis extension is granted
with an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for left hip osteoarthritis flexion is granted with
an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for right hip osteoarthritis extension is granted
with an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.
Service connection for right hip osteoarthritis flexion is granted
with an evaluation of 0 percent effective September 22, 2022.

I hope you were successful with your claims for increase. 

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