Hey all. Basically, the issue I have is that I have a shoulder impingement according to an osteopathic doctor. She did not confirm this with MRI, but based this diagnosis upon my description of my problem (pain, where it hurts, how it affects articulation of the shoulder) and X-rays (to exclude I guess fractures, other gross injuries, ?).
I don't know a lot about shoulder impingements. I first heard of this concept when I joined AM and read some stuff by Zir. Shoulder impingements are likely caused by a variety of factors, not just one event, but to cut to the chase I think for me what causes the most damage, what always brings it on, is squatting, especially squatting with a straight bar.
I squat low-bar. I've tried narrowing my grip, widening, and nothing works. Even if I prehab with lots of external rotations, it will still go on me when I squat. Once the pain begins, then throughout the week any sort of chest or overhead pressing aggravates it, as well as squatting. The most obvious pain is in 3 places - front delt, somewhere inside my shoulder joint close to my armpit, and then a little soreness both around my trap and moreso somewhere behind my shoulder (one of the muscles around the rear delt, probably a rotator cuff muscle). Further aggravation just causes the pain to spread down through my bicep, and eventually the pain just feels like it's spreading throughout my whole body (this has only happened once when I was stubborn and tried to max bench with this pain).
Do you guys have any suggestions on what I can do to address this so I can straight-bar squat without wanting to die?