I’m having the exact same problem. Doctor says there’s nothing I can do about it except surgery. All the trainers I’ve talked to say “just do rubber band excercises and stay away from weights.” I say, “Fuck that!”
I lost a lot of strength and 6 lbs. of muscle since if first flared up so I decided to do something that got me a lot of shit from a lot of peopple - bulk up. My reasoning was that if my joint is never going to be better, no matter what, at least I would add more muscle to the area to keep it stable.
I went to the doctor to get a cortisone shot, started taking fish oil at every meal, icing the shoulder after my workouts, and eating like a pig.
I’m on my third week right now and so far so good. I’ve been training like crazy, very heavy, basic movements, and just staying away from military presses and chest presses. My shoulder doesn’t feel any better or worse than it did before, but my strength has increased dramatically and I’m getting my mass back.
I’m not saying this is what you should do, I’m just saying that’s what I’m doing, despite what everyone else said, and so far nothing bad has happened. Hope I don’t regret it!
BTW - I did pretty much let my shoulder rest for almost two months before I started this routine. All I got from that was weak and small; the joint never healed. So screw it. I love the weights too much to “take up running” or some shit like that.
Also, if you juice, some HGH and deca would fix you right up. Unfortunately, that’s not at option for me because I have no connections where I live and judging from the people at the gyms I go to, I’m not going to any time soon.