Heres a little history before I get into the problem at hand:
24 y/o 210lbs @ 5'10 13%bf - training seriously for 4 years
I have ran 4 AAS cycles which brought me from 160lbs to 210lbs over the last 4 years.
I recently embarked on the journey with GH due to injuries acquired during my time in the military as well in the gym. I suffer from a pretty bad bout of Osgood Schlatters in my right knee which has been inflamed for years, as well as a pretty bad imbalance between both shoulders as I had a deep fracture in my left humerus as a child. Ever since then I have had instability issues. As of late, while doing a power routine, I strained/sprained the AC joint (classified as type 1 by SP).
I started using HK's grey 7 weeks ago, starting at 2iu 5 on 2 off and ramping up .5iu/week after week 4. I am now currently at 4iu but noticing the nagging shoulder pain isn't getting much better. Is there any possibility that the joint irritation caused by GH is adding to the pre existing issue? I haven't been able to lift chest or shoulders for about 3 weeks and have been continuously trying to rehab the supportive tissue in my shoulders while still hitting legs and back in the gym.
My purpose of incorporating GH into my regimen was to help heal pre existing injuries as well as prevent injuries and maintain good body composition while continuing to grow. I have held off on starting another AAS cycle until I am injury free and feeling 100% but it feels like that won't be happening anytime soon.
Looking for some experienced GH users who have dealt with injuries like this and what I can look for, or what I need to be doing to overcome the drawbacks. I have searched far and wide and I find stuff on AC joint rehab and injuries, and stuff with GH and joints, but never in the same article considering both at once.
Considering I am only 7 weeks in with GH I know I am quite a ways away from really seeing the benefits, but curious if I should stay at 4iu or even taper back down? My goal was originally be hitting 5-8iu 5/2 for the next year or so.