Can doctor reports mess thing up?

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  1. soccerdad03

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    Is it better not to go to the doctor for small injuries? Most of the time nothing serious is wrong. Just making mom happy. Could doctor reports mess thing up?
     
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    If you have to come to a forum to ask if an injury warrants a doctor's visit or not? It begs the question where your priorities lie? The well-being of your child should be paramount to any admission criteria. Only a licensed physician can do a thorough physical and diagnose if an injury is minor or not. A coach once berated my kid's team mate for feigning injury and pushed said athlete to keep playing despite complaints of being hurt. Come to find out, the "fake injury" turned out to be a torn ligament. If it were rested and allowed to heal it might have not come to a season ending injury. The adage of "no pain no gain"during training and overly zealous coaches that push their kids so hard may be to your child's detriment. A fellow cadet in my kids class tore an ACL before I-day and had it treated "under the table" without notifying dodmerb and showed up for I-day. Not even a week or two has passed into BCT and of course the injury resurfaced. Not only was it dishonest and not forthcoming but the rest of her squadmates know. Missing out on training and school to undergo surgery is already bad enough. A favorable outcome and healing is not guaranteed so unless you're willing to take chances and think it's only a "minor injury" and do what it takes to get accepted to a SA, do what you think is best. IMHO, if in doubt- a clean bill of health from an MD when an injury is suspected is way better than a hunch that it's nothing major.
     
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  3. jbsail

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    Dad03, No it won't mess up. I played soccer too (as rough as football), and I got in.:thumb:

    Um, the mom in your house can not be worse than the mom at my house with overprotective health issues, you know seeing a weird walk or injury on the field :frown:. Probably why I got in and in one piece too, because of mom :rolleyes:
     
  4. soccerdad03

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    His mom is what I was talking about. lol She thinks he should go to see the doctor every time his finger has a little sprain.
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Can a doctors report mess things up? Yes. Should that factor into your decision to have your kid checked out if he may be hurt? No.
     
  6. jbsail

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    We could be related!? Except there is no way anyone is worse than my mom. Just in case I hope your mom doesn't talk to my mom. Ever. lol It has its upside for your kid, at least I had it, if the dr said anything about ice, heat, or rest she gave me great cold pack wraps and heat wraps. She could get a job with a pro team. Favorite breakfast and snacks packed too. I didn't get much sympathy during SATs or exam time like some of my friends but I guess if I am hurt she worries?
     
  7. soccerdad03

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    She packs his lunch every day, and she just signed him up today for tutoring at mathnasium. Lol
    He is in the 6th grade getting all A's. She thinks he should be doing 9th grade math. poor kid
     
  8. MedB

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    -blinks- I'm sorry, did you say 6th grade?

    I know it's never good to judge.... But are we really talking about college/career ramifications for seeking medical help for a 11/12 year old? Oh my goodness.

    If you believe mom is being over protective, then have that discussion on it's own merits. ie The impact it may have on your child's development, attitude, etc.

    But when it comes to college and beyond, let's let our pre-teens be kids shall we? There will be plenty of time to grow up and worry about the future. Take the pressure off.

    Note: This is coming from a parent who most consider as being super "tough" and holds their kids to personal standards that are far above their peers.
     

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