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Claim For Pes Planus(flat Feet)
Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:22 PM
He also told me that flat feet dont cause problems with ankles, knees, or back. My physical therapist tells me otherwise. I also believe that if you have a bad foundation(feet) with anything it with make more stress on everything else. Please help me with this guys and gals. Thanks for everything. BTW, the Doc(podiatrist) is only there 2 days a week(contract). He was a nice guy though. I asked him about the claim because he is a disabled vet himself. I need to see what he put in my medical record for today. I was shocked by what he said. Why would they make me orthotics if my feet dont cause any problems? Is he full of crap? Thanks for hearing me out!
Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:27 PM
Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:32 PM
File a claim I got 30% and I had been out for over 20 years
Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:00 PM
Its kind of weird arch supports really hurt my feet and also give me blisters. My feet are really flat by the way and big about 14 D's
Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:30 PM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:43 PM
I can't tell you how it will end. But I have filed a claim for flat feet. My entry exam stated Mild asymptomatic. In 2002, I was rated Pes Planus (flat feet). During my claim I was denied flat feet, it stated I was rated on my entry exam as having mild asymptomatic condition. I filed my appeal stated first it has worsen due to service, second under the code of federal regulation chapter 38 section 4 item 22 states The condition at the time of entry will be subtracted from the condition that is being claimed. Well mild asymptomatic is 0 percent, while bilateral flat feet are rated at 50 percent. I have not gotten my appeal back, but i will inform you all when it get the returns...CLAIM IT...
Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:29 PM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:44 PM
Thanks. I will keep you all posted. Today I got a no notice call from the VA to report to Oklahoma City. I will find out what for, tomorrow. As for falling, for the first time in my adult life I fell to the ground on Tuesday. As for the effects of my feet, my back hurts all the time.
Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:45 AM
I made copies of my service medical records and private medical records highlighted and tabbed the areas and pages relating to my feet and knee and entrance exam notes. I made appointments with orthopedic surgeons and asked them for an exam of my feet and to review my records and give their opinion if my current foot and knee issues began and were caused by my service. I also worte them a letter describing my military service, my occupation, where I had been stationed. What I did Long hours of standing guard on hard surfaces, ruck marches, losts of running, etc. I tried to make it as easy for the doctor to review as I could they are very busy people and while they seemed put off a bit they did an excellent job and I was only charged for the exam visit.
I know everycase is different, but if you know your right, Never quit!
Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:36 AM
Check out my post "Posterior Tibial Tendonitis And Accessory Bone (Feet), Cfr 4.57 - Static Foot Deformities". I have flat feet as well and the VA podiatrist told me I have developed an accessory bone in my ankle from foot problems and Post Tibial Tendonitis (you may want to look into that as pes planus is linked to that). I will keep you updated on my claim process and hopefully there will be some useful info in it for you.