Just looking for a bit of advice.
For the last 18-24 months I've had shoulder impingement. It began on my right side and about 10 months ago it also started on my left.
Long story short, I had pain when moving my arms in certain positions and had a few flare ups where my arms have been more or less unusable. I've had 3 cortisone injections in my right shoulder. 2 in the side of the shoulder and one more recently at the rear. x-Rays came back fine. I'm now on my third physio as well.
The first (nhs) physio thought I had weak external rotators and had me doing lots of external rotations and told me to keep doing them and it'd get better. It didn't
The second (private) physio thought there was an ac joint issue as well as weak external rotators. I went there for months and it cost me a fortune and made no difference
The third (nhs) physio that Im still seeing thinks that I have winging scapula.
Since I've started seeing him, the impingment has improved but the pain has moved to the rear of my shoulder where it is often throbbing. The shoulders also click like mad whenever I move my arma. It feels like the tendons are catching on something.
I've uploaded a couple of videos showing my winging scapula with me moving my arms out to the side and also in front. The pain doesn't really kick in until my arms are 90degrees to my body and is worse on the way back down.
Out to the side - Shoulder Pain - Lifting arms out to side - YouTube
Arms in front - Shoulder Pain - Lifting arms out front - YouTube
Does this look like your standard winging scapula? and should I feel the pain at the rear of the shoulder?
Thanks in advance