I seem to have an odd shoulder pain. I saw an orthopedic and physical therapist about it. Stability is fine, no symptoms of torn tissues, etc. The best way to put it was by my PT. He said it appears the head of my humurus may be rubbing on the recovery portion of my stroke causing inflamation.
I am doing PT to stretch and strengthen, but swimming is hard. My coach is working with me to increase my roll and improve my posture and bilateral breathing, etc.
The weird part is if I roll until my shoulder is out of the water, then bring my hand up towards my shoulder (like a bicep curl) then push it forward keeping my elbow low to the water, the pain is greatly reduced. If I raise my elbow, and 'swing' on the recovery similar to most swimmers, my shoulder audibly clicks and I get the soreness and pain.
Anyone dealt with something like this? I'm 43 and swam year-round from 8 to 18 and off and on since then with occasional shoulder pain, but no clicks. I though bone spurs, but Dr. said x-rays show no issues...
I had something similiar and a doctor friend told me to exercise the Rotator Cuff muscles... they hold the upper arm in the socket and if they are weak compared to the deltoids the arm lifts out of the socket a little and the delts hit the bone and get hurt. Go to Youtube and look for Rotator CUff exercises.