For sports hernia, I'm not telling anybody, "Don't get a diagnosis from a doctor." Have you seen me recommend that to anybody?
But for me, after I've seen so many people in this thread, reading several years of posts, say they've been to many doctors and got many wrong diagnosis after wrong diagnosis, I'm wary of going through the same thing myself.
When Dr. Muschaweck makes another visit to the US I intend to get her diagnosis. But no, the formula/dogma being bandied about here, that one simply has to (a) go to a doctor, (b)get a diagnosis, (b)then try rehab a couple of weeks, it will fail, then (d) set the date for surgery... and all will be well.
To me that is simplistic, dangerous, but at least relieves one of the burden of thinking. Kind of like the yin/yang. That simplistic formula is the yang.
About Boyle and doctors.
Things to Avoid.
Avoid the surgeon. Surgeons do surgery. It is their business. Doctors work on what I call the 1-2-3 model or the three I's.
Inject- more anti-inflammatories
Incise- we all know what that means.
We want to avoid the 1-2-3 Model.