I had an MRI done on my shoulder in February ('16).
I had been experiencing pain in my shoulder while I do chest workouts. It would generally start to get sore (not like muscular sore, but in a very specific way) when I started to get tired but I would also experience loss of range of motion if I bent it a certain way (which I couldn't even tell which way it was and still can't to this day, it happens sometimes while doing simple things like putting on or taking off a shirt).
It's like it pops out or something. I won't be able to lift my arm above shoulder level for a good 10 or 15 minutes when it happens, then the regular rom would return. I figured out if I lift my arm straight out in front of me all the way straight up until it's vertical, palm up, then it would get it back into place somehow, to restore the rom without having to wait it out.
I can't explain all that, it's just the little bit I know from my experience and testing it.
The doctor told me that I have a small labrum tear in the front and another small one in the back along with a bone spur. He said he could do surgery, but the recovery would be a year. He advised that he doesn't think it's necessary, since I generally haven't lost any range of motion (unless that phenomonen happens, which is not uncommon but not all the time, either) The shoulder doesn't feel 100%, but if I'm careful, I can do a shoulder workout without too much trouble. Especially if I keep it with lighter loads.
I'm worried that I'll be making it worse. I don't do much pressing overhead with heavy weights, any more (not that I ever did it a whole lot to begin with, but there was a period of time when I'd do some push-presses for sets of 5 or so and my shoulder wouldn't be too bad).
I'm thinking that if I keep the form good and am careful that I should be able to make due, but I honestly don't know for sure. The doctor said to stay away from doing heavy stuff and olympic lifts and other similar type of movements, but I'm going to have a hard time not doing them at least a little bit. I'm still very active playing soccer and football and would still like to be able to get some shoulder development. He also gave me some stretches to do, he said to do them twice a day, but I don't see how stretching that much will help labrum tears and a bone spur. I definitely do them during workouts and from time to time, but don't do them every day twice. Am I being a dumbass and should I be doing them?
If anyone can give more info or advice, it's welcome. But that's the extent of my experience with minor labrum tears (and a bone spur).