When you get injured you can choose to leave it and hope it gets better; visit your GP and possibly get a referral or pay to be assessed and treated privately. Whichever option you choose there is a cost involved either of time, emotion or money. That cost can have a direct effect on you and your injury.
By making an appointment to be seen privtely you may get peice of mind and a plan of action for injury, thereofer reducing the emotional cost. The following course of treatment should reduce the amount of time you spend out of action, therefore reducing the time costs. There is of course still the financial costs and these need to weighed against the other benefits of piece of mind, reduced frustration, faster access to treatment and a swifter recovery.