I had two shoulder injuries playing sports eleven and six years ago, neither of which I did much about. I'm 31 now.
I've been going to the gym for three years. I'm very diligent with form and execution. Typically I don't go for huge weight, but these last two months I've been hitting my max on all my exercises. This past weekend the popping and clicking in my shoulder became much more evident and I had a terrible stiff-neck after a hard day on shoulders. Otherwise, there isn't any associated pain except tenderness on a normal basis. And, I'm fine when I sleep.
I'm trying to gauge the severity of my situation. I don't have health insurance and want to have a better idea of what I can and cannot do. I'm bummed out I can't go heavy.
WHAT I KNOW: my lateral clavicle is raised. But, this injury typically doesn't cause popping and clicking. My range of motion is slightly less than my strong shoulder. The first injury happened with downward pressure on the shoulder. The second was a very hard fall and roll onto my elbow, which - I guess, caused upward pressure on my shoulder. My shoulder cracks/pops/clicks just by doing an overhead press with no weight.
All the research I've done has this fall somewhere between a rotator cuff injury and a separation. If anybody can give me some useful information, I'd hugely appreciate it.