Last January I injured my left shoulder bench pressing and was too stubborn to go to a doctor about it, mainly because I didn’t think the pain was too bad and I figured it would resolve itself. … come May the pain had gotten worse and I decided to get it looked at. . After an MRI and an MRI Arthrogram it was discovered that I had “shoulder laxity” but other than that nothing was wrong. Went to two different physical therapists, got a cortisone shot and I’m now on an anti-inflammatory called Lodine 500mg twice a day.
My second physical therapist said I had a protracted shoulder girdle and had me doing a lot of external rotations as well as cable rows. . . I stopped seeing him about a month ago and have been doing the routine in the gym without much improvement. The pain seems to be in the front of my shoulder kind of under my arm pit, gets worse when I drive (using the steerwheel)
I was told I needed my shoulder blades to retract and the pain would go away, I haven’t noticed them moving back at all. . nor a change in the amount of pain I experience. . . If anything my left shoulder is becoming more protracted and I’m starting to feel like it’s pulling the left side of my ribcage forward or something. . It’s been noticed that my lower left rib protrudes more than my right which is starting to worry me. . A group of my friends all noticed it at the beach last weekend which really got me thinking if it could be affecting my shoulder not getting better? Is there any way the two could coincide? I’m not sure how it’s happening but it’s really bugging me.
Are there any exercises to fix a protruding ribcage? I feel weird even asking about such a thing, lol. Also I can post my shoulder routine if it would help