I agree Frank, but with things like the shoulder you can easily end up with the wrong diagnosis. Through my reading and the reading of my wife who is a doctor, but not specialising in this area, we did narrow down my problems to what were broadly the right answers. It is pretty easy to get wrong though and make things worse. As long as I can afford it or work pays and I am playing sport I will keep my private health cover.
JanM. Glad to hear things are improving and you are waiting for physio. Hopeffuly you are more patient than me as my keeness to get back from previous rugby injuries always made the recovery process longer.
Pacific Lefty. How is your progress now?