- #1730049kaiapoikenMemberMember since: November 27, 2015
Replies: 304kaiapoiken August 19, 2019 at 9:55 pm
Interesting that people have to wait days for a doctor’s appointment because of sports injuries. Would be interesting to see some evidence that this is the case. I would hazard a guess and suggest that were it not for physical activity, of any sort, here would be a lot more people without the required level of wellbeing to be considered healthy. Sports bodies contribute a considerable amount to the health system through the portion of subs that are included to cover injury etc. Some of the couch potato types no doubt benefit from that also without contributing anything but expect to be first cab on the rank if they “hurt” themselves.
#1730084arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by kaiapoiken.
Replies: 10858arandar August 20, 2019 at 11:39 am
It is not just the cost of sports injuries that affects us, it is the unnecessary use of medical facilities, some people have to wait days for a doctor’s appointment, cluttering up the medical system with sports injuries does not help anyone. There are lots of sporting activities for people to enjoy without the risk of injury.
Don, what sporting activities can people enjoy without the risk of injury, please?
My doctor’s waiting room is filled with parents of very young children and hordes of elderly people. It’s rare to see anyone who’s obviously injured.
Arandar#1730087don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1853don021 August 20, 2019 at 12:58 pm
arandar, you ask a strange question, people can be, and are hurt,even in passive activities. A friends daughter in law has just died after falling during a beach walk, hit her head on a rock. But there are many sports wher it is unlikely injuries will result. You know them as well as I. Tennis, bowls, running, swimming, sailing, golf, hockey, a few to start. Include cricket if you like, but like ANY activity, accidents can happen. $80m. for rugby injuries is not acceptable#1730115gabyoneMemberMember since: November 13, 2008
Replies: 2821gabyone August 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm
Somewhere I read that gardening is high on the list for causing injury & I have sustained several injuries gardening in recent years.
Gabyone Auckland region#1730152AnonymousMember since:
Replies: 2017Anonymous August 20, 2019 at 7:03 pm
Gardening accidents cost ACC $36 million in 2015.
Concussions or brain injuries were the cause of 73 gardening-related claims. That’s horrific.
No doubt strenuous turning over of the soil by hand using a spade or shovel is causing the seas to rise too.
Gardening must cease forthwith.#1730164BryanMemberMember since: October 28, 2006
Replies: 12528Bryan August 21, 2019 at 9:58 am
If we are to stop doing anything & everything that produces CO2 emissions we would need to shut down everything!
At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki#1730170AnonymousMember since:
Replies: 2017Anonymous August 21, 2019 at 10:45 am
And that’s exactly what should happen Bryan, to be fair for everyone. But of course in reality, fairness will never be come into the equation.
Before long the UN scammers will be demanding petrol and electricity prices double or even treble. The rich will be fine. The retired and other people that can barely afford the current retail prices will be walking and turning off appliances. Naturally food prices will rocket. Again the rich will be fine, but the poor will starve.#1730171don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1853don021 August 21, 2019 at 10:49 am
Winston Peters is in hospital for surgery to repair an old rugby injury. Injuries from this brutal game will haunt many players into later years. To play rugby you need brawn & no brains, to play football you need brains and not brawn.#1730172paulinemMemberMember since: July 8, 2006
Replies: 1136paulinem August 21, 2019 at 11:03 am
Don your posts makes you sound like an old grump, reality is what ever you do even gardening you risk injury. Riding a bike as many of grownups did in our younger days risked injury. Heck I broke my arm riding a bike too big for myself as a child, spent two weeks in hospital at taxpayers expense. Loved every bit of it as was given so much attention and goodies brought into me in hospital, 🙂 Rugby netball football, gets our young out into the fresh air and using their God given ability and energy to enjoy life and the environment we live in. Senior rugby like Mitre 10 championship gives me and thousands of others an enjoyable entertainment to watch on TV. If it costs us money in health costs etc, well so what I sooner see my taxes pay this than used pay to clean up a vandalized mess deliberate done out of boredom By a bored talented young person doing deliberate damage in his/her world to relieve their boredom#1730181Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 12285Hero42 August 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm
Interesting article on gardening injury costs but sadly lacking in detail on this thread, so lets look at it objectively.
Concussions or brain injuries make up 0.13% of the claims and while not detailed in the report almost certainly would come from use use of heavy equipment or ladders when pruning trees or other high growing items or on steep ground.
The cost of $63M sounds a lot but when it covers 54,519 claims that averages out at $663.48 per claim.
And of course there is nothing in the report on gardening causing sea level rises so that is just scare mongering as a favourite activity by a particular poster.
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