Football Mom Update: He Got Hurt

Hey Cuties,

I recently told you guys about HealthPlan USA and how I needed to keep my son healthy during this football season football season. Well, I have an update for you. He got injured, full disclosure I can’t fully blame football but the five-day practice schedule did not help.

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Let me say this, my son is 13 years + 10 months + 2 days old.  He has never broken anything and has only been to the ER once in his life. That was because I was a new mom he had a fever and I didn’t know ish yet.  With that said I am thankful that his child has managed to keep all his parts and pieces in their respective space this long.  He had been complaining about his knees for a couple of days. I asked if he wanted to see a doctor and he said no. He was icing it and wearing a knee brace, a few days later he decided he needed to see a doctor.

His description: When he bends his knee he feels something stabbing him on the inside.

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Dr’s Visit and funny patient shorts

I was able to get him an appointment with the orthopedic the same day. We went in for a visit and they gave him these hilarious shorts. They leaned on him and bent his knees in odd positions before taking an x-ray.

Diagnosis: Osgood-Schlatter Disease [Translation: inflammation of the growth plate below the knee.]

Their description: A slight fracture of the knee, the growth plate in inflamed and popping out when he walks.  Growth spurt + physical activity = stress to the growth plate

Treatment: Special knee guard type of thingy. No physical fitness for two weeks, and strengthening quad and hamstring stretching.

Good News: While this is painful it is very common and will heal. He might be left with a bump on his knee but that is it.

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Next Day: Wedding Flow

Shout out to the HealthPlan USA for the prescription discount. After paying a specialist copay, getting the knee strap thingy I was tired of giving someone my money.

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Lifestyle Media Correspondent MimiCuteLips shares the HealthPlan USA pharmacy discount plan after her son suffered a knee injury.
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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Tanay

    Yikes but that sounds painful! I’m going to look into healthplan USA because insurance nowadays is a joke lol. Anything to help!!

  2. Kita

    My son use to play football and my heart was in my throat every single day. I am glad your son will be ok.

  3. Elle

    Saving money on prescriptions in my house is hugely important. I’m glad that he was given a diagnosis quickly and the doctor was able to prescribe meds to help.

  4. Kiwi

    Wow I didn’t know one could have a growth spurt injury. I hope he gets better soon and recover so he can have a good football year.

  5. RoGina

    One of my fears with my boys is that they may get hurt playing sports, running or playing rough period. I’m glad your son is ok. Hope he gets better soon and can play this season.

    • MimiCuteLips

      That has been my worry, but he has done well. This is his third year playing sports. He can return to normal activity on Monday. He is so ready.

  6. Terri

    I’ve been hearing good things about health plan USA lately. So glad it was a big help for you and your son and that he wasn’t hurt too badly. I’m so nervous for when my child starts doing sports and getting injured. Some things are just inevitable though.

  7. Brittany Nicole Conley

    ive never heard of Health Plan USA. Do you have this plan to supplement another insurance plan? I am glad to hear that your son will be ok. Thanks for the info.

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