I’m new to the site but I’ve lurked for a while. I was hoping some of you could provide some insight to a long standing injury I’ve had.
In 2004 I was doing a bench press when I felt something spasm in my right shoulder blade area. It was annoying, tight, and felt knotted. I ignored it and continued to train. Within a few months I have extreme pain through the medial border of scapula, upper traps, the whole shoulder complex really. It got to where I didn’t even want to raise my arm.
I saw a sports med doctor and went for an MRI. I was told I had arthritis in my AC joint and the surgeon suggested a resection. I never had an localized pain in the area but I was young and they said it would help. It did not.
Over the years I stopped lifting weights all together. I couldn’t lift anything with experience pain the tightness in the shoulder blade sometimes lasting for a week or better. This year I decided that I needed to get active again and try to remedy this issue for good. I’ve underwent a whole litany of treatment from chiropractic, massage therapy, accupunture, rolfing, and some physical therapy. I took up yoga for a while and that relieved some of the tightness and pain but as soon as I attempt any type of load bearing movement I’m in pain again.
I mostly experience pain when trying to do any pushing activities or overhead activities. The pain feels like its in the serratus anterior. When I attempt any pushing movements, even pushups, it feels like my shoulder blade isnÃ¢??t secured to my ribcage. Instability ensues. When doing yoga, in downward dog, it feels like my shoulder blade is lifting up and out to the side(towards the arm) and my serratus seems to shake. I seemingly have little control over it. I do get some tingling at the bottom tip of the shoulder blade too. When I was going to physio they focused just on lower trap activation doing retraction and depression exercises.
IÃ¢??m awaiting an MRI and nerve conductive study but I was curious if any of you might have any input in the meantime. IÃ¢??ve read several threads on here with awesome advice and was hoping you could send some my way.
IÃ¢??ve included pictures to show what IÃ¢??m talking about. I know I also have some posture related issues. Forward head, anterior pelvis tilting, and my left hip appears to be lower than my right but a bit.
I’d appreciate any advice you might have. Thanks!