For almost a year now I have suffered from scapulothoracic bursitis (snapping scapula syndrome). My training has suffered greatly and I am looking for any ideas.
Basically, I get inflammation and pain in the soft tissues under the scapulae, as well as some crepitus when I pull them backwards. There is probably bursitis and there is almost certainly adhesions involved. All this developed after I sprained the region about a year ago and it basically never healed right. Five months of physical therapy didn't help much, nothing funny shows up on x-rays and MRI, and so I am basically on my own unless I should decide to go for surgery.
For some reason I can't do bent over flyes to save my life. In five months of physical therapy I could not progress past 1 pound weights with this exercise without being in agony for days after. I still cannot do these. Rows are much better, and I have been having some mixed success in the past couple of months with seated rows and negative incline dumbbell presses. I find I can do them with moderate weight but just VERY SLOWLY. A couple of times I literally felt an adhesion snap while doing them and felt great for a week afterwards. Some days I still feel great after doing these and the pain almost goes away for a few days. But then for some reason next time the exact same exercises feel like they aggravate the injury. Right now it is so sore again that I feel back to square one.
Anyone got any ideas? I'm just about ready to try anything.