punkster - it is an interesting comparison between your's and my health care systems....
i have what feels like an occasionally achy, dicky knee.
aside from waiting 9 months for a physio to give it a tweak, whilst your quack lists off a ream of things which all sound scary, mine just said (eventually), 'take an anti-inflammatory and do some hopping exercises'.
i am not sure which is worse, 'your' apparent overkill, or 'my' apathy.... are you sure they are not telling porky pies to justify and sustain an income?
maybe you should chomp a few ibuprofen and try plyometrics?
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!