I’m not even sure surgery would help, nor if I can even afford the CAT scan (nor how much if any would be covered by my insurance) But…
I have some right shoulder problems. I can feel and hear ligaments sliding roughly over cartilage when doing lateral raises and some other movements. It’s definitely weaker through some movements related to this, including almost no strength for certain very specific angles.
Here’s the other side of the coin: It doesn’t stop or really even hinder any of my main lifts. Perhaps it weakens my deadlift a little. It usually just means that if I am digging a hole or sweeping my driveway with one of those big brooms, I have to use different muscles than most people might. And some of my non-main lifts are affected.
If I were ever to get into combat sports like wrestling, I would be screwed… It’s those kind of unpredictable needs that always bring out the problem. But I don’t really plan to do that, and if someone ever broke into my house, I would hopefully be either aiming a baseball bat or a gun at them. So that might not matter either.
I wouldn’t be writing this if it wasn’t annoying though. Does anyone have any experience with surgery to advise on whether this kind of thing is usually fixable? How much it would help? How long the recovery would be?
Thanks in advance.