Re: Work related PF and Impairment Rating
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Posted by Marie on April 25, 1998 at 08:22:01:
When I developed PF severely in my left foot, I could not even put my sock or shoe on my foot until 2-3 months had passed. I was told that PF cannot be proved to be a work related problem because you can develop it from just stepping off a curb the wrong way or stepping on a pebble, not just from having a job that requires you to be on your feet all day .It has been two years since I have been to work because I cannot put my foot on the floor for any more than 3 minutes and I am in excruciating pain. Have had every conservative Rx available so far, with no relief. Fortunately I was able to use my sick days and vacation days, then take a sick leave for 6 months, and am now using my disability insurance from work. I am pursuing the social security system for this problem also, so far no luck. They tell me because of my age and education (was a RN, on my feet 12 hours a day) that I should be able to get another job. Unfortunately, I do not have any office skills or any other related job skills. Besides that, how can I go to school , when I can't even put my foot on the floor long enough to brush my teeth??? Guess I'll have to become the bunny rabbit and hop on one leg once a year, hope it pays well . Well Brenda I just wanted to let you know what I've gone through with this horrible PF. Good luck to you.
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