About myself: reasonably atheletic 24 year old male.
My shoulder started clicking about 8 months back (perhaps it was clicking even before that, but I started noticing it at that time). There was no pain associated. I did suffer from two neck cricks around that time, which got over in 2 days each. One of the neck cricks was caused by me sleeping in a weird position, and the other was caused by me trying to do a military press with a lot of weight. In both these neck cricks, I felt pain in my neck and shoulder blade (towards the medial side). There was no audible pop or click.
The shoulder specifically clicks when I have my thumb pointing downwards, and do a lateral raise.
Dumbbell Lateral Raise
The amount of weight does not matter. It even clicks if I have no weight. There is a series of audible clicks sound when the upper arm makes a 120 degrees angle with my torso to about 150 degrees. If I do the same movement (i.e. raise my hands laterally) but start externally rotating my arms so that the thumbs point forward, the clicking sound decreases. If the thumbs are pointing upwards, it completely disappears.
If I instead change my arms so that they are pointing forward and raise my hands, there is no clicking. Moving my arms to my sides and doing raises gradually increases the clicking until the maximum clicking, which happens when my arms are slightly behind me.
I hope this 3D motion of when the clicking happens is clear. Note that there is no pain with the clicking. I did do heavy military and bench pressing around the time the clicking started, so it could be a repetitive injury or something.
There is no clicking in my right shoulder, which is my dominant shoulder.
I went to my GP who told me that "a lot of people have joint clicking" and that if there is no pain, just do rest and it will be fine. I have been resting for a month (normally I do pull ups and push ups daily). Can someone on this forum tell me what I may have? Also, who should I go to for a checkup? A regular doctor, a chiropractor, a sports physician, orthopedic surgeon or physiotherapist? I need to first diagnose the problem and then see my options.