Completely agree. There are people with meniscus tears, ACL partial ruptures, torn tendons, hip labral tears etc. that lift very ass weight and sometimes this same peoples don't even know that have this type of injuries, those "injuries" are completely asymptomatic. What you see in diagnostic exams, a lot of times (but not every time), don't means that you need a surgery or that you will have a dysfunction for the rest of your Iife. 90% of the time are not given to people any alternative but the surgery, because they can't find good therapists that can help them or because their surgeon does not give them (mistakenly) any alternative, and unfortunately I speak from personal experience!
But i can't give you advice of any type on internet except to find a very good PT, a manual therapist and a very good strength coach to help you in the process. I can't say nothing else.
I hope I was clear, I can not speak properly in English.