Anyone have any experience with this? Here's what I have going on right now:
First noticed shoulder pain in left shoulder. Have never, for as long as I can remember, been able to perform any exercise for the rear delt on that side and have it feel right.
Left shoulder pain intensified as time went on.
Several years ago I noticed a deep groin pain on my right leg. I just kept doing deep squats because I was really young and figured pain = weakness. I just figured the wrong treatment.
Left shoulder pain continued to worsen until I had to stop training. My biggest problem was what appeared to be impingement of the supraspinatus. I of course went to several PT places and a chiropractor. X-rays showed a slight pelvic tilt downward to the right leg, and a slight scoliosis of the spine to compensate, with my left shoulder hanging down and right one up. Weird, when I looked in the mirror it appeared as though my left shoulder was hiked up.
Soon, after continued leg training, pain in right groin intensified. After any leg day, the left quadriceps NEVER seemed to be sore. My calves also grew in different ways, with my right calf being significantly more developed in some areas than the left. Even my ab development seemed asymmetrical (yes, I know there's such a thing as asymmetrical abs) - the left side abs seemed to develop very nicely, but the right side abs didn't ever gain any size. My guess now is that they were inhibited by faulty pelvic movements. Even so, I continued to push on, bull-headed and having no idea what was in store for me.
Now, I can't even run without hurting. Running feels like dragging a semi - it just doesn't feel right. I feel like my walking is really weird. My left knee has begun to ache all the time, with little relief. I've managed to reduce shoulder pain but I've lost significant weight not being able to train for the last 6-8 months. The only shoulder issue i have, as long as I don't do any exercise with it, is an exceptionally tight teres major/lat on the left side. It's so exceptionally tight that I have to stretch it thoroughly a dozen or so times per day to keep it from tightening up to the point of pain.
Here's a picture I found:
Of course, I just now found it.
So, does anyone have any advice or experience? Obviously, I've been stretching the right groin like a mad man, but if it's working at all, it's working very slowly. I bought a heating pad to keep heat on it for stretching, because I read that muscles don't take the stretching and/or keep it if it's cold. The knee pain seems to be getting worse. The good news is my shoulder pain seems to have lessened significantly, but I'm not sure if that's just due to staying off of it for such a long time or what. I tried folding up a sock and putting it in my right shoe for a while. While it seems to have lessened a lot of the pain, it made my lower back feel tighter and hurt more, and it didn't seem to do much for the left knee. I'm going to see the chiropractor tomorrow, with a focus on adjusting hips and trying to straighten the spine, but I don't have a lot of money right now and I'm worried that it will take too much. I'm hoping that this, combined with a focus on re-balancing the right hip, will get things back to normal.
In the meantime, I've lost at least 20 pounds of muscle and all kinds of strength, and I'm feeling really down about it. It's mentally and physically debilitating and I'm looking for a little friendly support, or advice from anybody who's been down this road. If there are any chiropractors or PT guys out there reading this, any of your thoughts/input would be greatly appreciated. My shirts don't fit right and I can't even run to keep off the fat It's getting really difficult to remain positive and disciplined in mind. Thanks for checking out my posting.