Ok. My shoulder has been giving me trouble for a long time. It's not going away so I finally went to see the Dr. After three xrays and a range of motion eval I was diagnosed with distal clavicular osteolysis which is basically a degeneration of the clavicle as a result of injury or repeated overloading with too much weight. I was given three options: rest, cortisone (basically just to verify the diagnosis by eliminating the pain caused by the problem), and surgery. I took the rest option for now at least.
I was told that it could get better if I don't aggravate it further. I didn't take the shot because I knew I'd be tempted to hit the weights without the pain there and probably hurt myself worse. I didn't jump at surgery because, well, who wants surgery? I guess my question is: Who has dealt with this in the past, what options did you try, what was the outcome?