First Id like to say that Ive been lurking around these forums for well over a year now, but just now made an account, so bear with me if Im trespassing any rules or anything.
So, back to topic. Ive been having these issues with my shoulders ever since doing some stupid lateral raise holds half a year ago. I then had this anoying pain in both my shoulders that lasted well over a week. It finally subsided but keep returning whenever I do any lateral raise variation. I basically avoided lateral raises for half a year, and not once did i feel the pain.
The pain is not located in the shoulder itself, but rather quite low on the humerus, where the lateral delt attaches. After doing some lateral raises in the scapular plane earlier this week I now have this nagging "warm feeling pain" on my left humerus once more. I have marked the area on the pictures below. (The area is not actually red, it just got red from me pressing around trying to locate the exact spot).
I've been searching through the forums like a madman, but have not been able to find any posts that describe the exact same problem I'm having.
As to my shoulder health I have a slight lack of overhead reach on the left side, which is also the one getting the most affected by this issue. I'm currently consentrating on overcoming this issue by foam rolling the lats and strengthening the serratus anterior and mid and lower traps. (Basically the article 'Pushups, facepulls and shrugs' seems to fit my situation perfectly).
Im starting to believe i have a tendinopathy issue. I've seen a lot of posts regarding the rotator cuff, and having tendonitis in the tendons of the cuff, but it seems to me that such pain would be located further up on the humerus. If it was a rotator cuff issue I would've thought heavy bench pressing, heavy incline presses, and pullups would agrevate it, but I can do those without any problem at all. The reason I suspect tendinopathy is that lateral eccentrics from a low pulley seems to not cause this pain, and I remember reading an article once about this being a good cure.
So what do you guys think is the culprit? Do I suffer from the dreaded tendinopathy/tendinosis? Is there any tests i could do to figure out the culprit? Any exercises you can recommend?
Any help would be greatly apreciated