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110% Messed Up Back, Pro Help Needed

Hi guys

I have been fighting this injury for too long now.
Doctor and fysiotherapistS didnt really help.
That’s why Im posting here. I really need some professionel guidance.
What do you all think of this?

As you can see I have simply become semi fat and weak

Do you sleep on your left shoulder?

I sleep on my right shoulder and EXACTLY where you pointed on your left scapula is where I get a weird feeling. I’m not expert but I think its nerve impingement from sleeping on my side causing the serratus anterior to weaken and the scapula to wing ever so slightly.

Serratus and lower trap work make the sensation disappear in one session, but is slowly creeps back after a few days.

Not really sure what exactly is happening. Are you getting a sliding, “clunk” feeling when you row your arm back? Is the area you’re pointing at hurt when you try to stand with correct postrue (shoulders pulled back)?

Those are both happening to me, actually my right shoulder has those and will completely lock up if I do rear delt exercises with a pronated grip. My issues started after being in a full arm cast for about 2 months, my PT noticed my serratus anterior was ridiculously weak so im doing some stuff for that (incline scap push ups, DB pushaways) and working on external rotation.

Can’t say they’ve helped this issue, but from what my PT has noticed my winging of my scapula has improved. For the record, I always sleep on my right side or my back so that could contribute. Now I sleep on my left side or back.

Not really sure what exactly is happening. Are you getting a sliding, “clunk” feeling when you row your arm back? Is the area you’re pointing at hurt when you try to stand with correct postrue (shoulders pulled back)?

Those are both happening to me, actually my right shoulder has those and will completely lock up if I do rear delt exercises with a pronated grip. My issues started after being in a full arm cast for about 2 months, my PT noticed my serratus anterior was ridiculously weak so im doing some stuff for that (incline scap push ups, DB pushaways) and working on external rotation.

Can’t say they’ve helped this issue, but from what my PT has noticed my winging of my scapula has improved. For the record, I always sleep on my right side or my back so that could contribute. Now I sleep on my left side or back.

You need to strengthen your serratus anterior as your’s is significantly weak and lengthened on your left side. Start off with normal pushup’s as they are great at activating the serratus anterior in an integrated movement pattern. If you want progression, simply increase the angle at which you perform the push up by elevating your legs. This has been shown to have a greater EMG reading for the searratus muscle.