I've managed to rip my Acromioclavicular joint (right shoulder), Sternoclavicular joint (left shoulder) and possibly fracture the radial head in my right elbow (need to get that x-rayed... thought it was just bashed and swollen, but 5 days later I still can't straighten my arm) I basically fell off a mountain bike from about 5-6 feet up in the air, taking the brunt of the force through my right shoulder, and now moving my arms is a bit of an arrse. As I'm just a reservist (RMR, and just a recruit to boot) I don't believe I have access to services medical care. Spoken to my GP and my mum who also happens to be a GP and they both reccommend seeing a shoulder specialist from the forces as they should have a better idea of recovery times, how much and what excercise I should be doing, whether surgery would be a good option etc due to the fact that activities within the forces put a lot higher strains on your body than most civvy jobs and that a civvy shoulder surgeon may not neccesarily understand what I put my body through. I have a civvy physio appointment booked for monday, but I'm not entirely sure what they'll do/say. I've also been told by a very helpful friend( ) that ligaments don't heal, and that basically I'll rely on muscles to support the joints. How much of a problem can this be? I also live reasonably close to Haslar hospital in Gosport... Is there any chance of seeing somebody there that could sort me out Basically at the moment I'm fishing for information as I don't really know what my situation is. All advice welcome.