This might be a little tough to grasp but stay with me. I'll try to iterate it as best as I can.
About 6-8 months ago I 'hurt' my left shoulder, more specifically my rotator cuff
. At the time it wasn't a huge injury but limited my pressing and training. After a couple months of taking it easy I did Cressy/Robertson's Neanderthal No More. It was a good program and I following it fairly strictly for the duration.
Moving on - That was about 4 months ago. The discomfort remains, and at the same intensity. Daily life it's not bothersome, only when lifting.
The movements that bother it the most are: Flat bench, Military bench, Push-ups(probably the worst one), as well as most pressing movements. Some flys, and movements in the stretch position.
I'm very diligent in stretching my pecs so that (I hope) is not an issue.
I'm frustrated so I went and a saw a good Chiro/ART practitioner. We went through a full assessment and of course my rotators were short. We did ART and lengthened them. Felt about 50% better.
She concluded that my left Serratus is not firing and extremely weak. I tend to wing out on the left side shoulder blade, and raise the left shoulder when pressing over head. She said that was the left serratus not pulling the joint back down to stabilize it.
Ok fair enough. Now this is the weird part. Right where my serratus should be in the left side back (L4-5) I only have maybe 30% feeling there. It's been like that for 4-5 years I'd say and I never really noticed it. The Chiro was intrigued by this and there could be a nerve issue not firing the Serratus (speculation at this point).
When I'm free standing my torso tends to lean to the right (seems as if my serratus can't pull it back to even it out). When I press upwards, like a military press, my left shoulder shrugs up and puts me uneven.
Has anyone heard of this before?
Up until 8 months ago I had zero rotator issue in either side and now it just won't go away.
As for previous injuries, Not much that I can think for my upper body. I have dislocated my shoulders before playing football, but not severely. They both popped in on their own.
My lower body however is messy. I have tight right side IT, and tight left side Psoas as well as tight hipflexors. My left S.I. is the main thing that bothers my lower half. Can that be related to the Serratus issue?
Any help is appreciated.
If anyone is Interested I can PM them an older back pic to showcase this.
Thanks for any help!