I am 45 yr old newbie olympic weightlifter and I have read useful, interesting info on here regarding shoulder problems… impingements, treatments, etc. But , they usually refer to the “injured shoulder”. ( singular ). It seems that whenever my shoulder problems flare up it is always completely bilateral… either both shoulders feel ok or both shoulders hurt like hell particularly in overhead movements.
I don’t know if this is good or bad news that it occurs on both sides vs one side ( my guess is bad ) but it amazes me at how similarly my two shoulders always tend to feel particulalry when they are in the same amount of pain.
From what I’ve read, a lot of the symptons sound like impingement due to poor posture / weak external rotators / muscle imbalances etc… but I wanted to ask if any other people here with chronic shoulder issues tend to always flare up identically on both sides and if that indicates anything in particular? If so, what worked for you?