I'm a male 21 year old guy who has had several joints injuries, it's starting to get very painful and I feel as if it's starting to make my life miserable. I'm trying to seek advise about what to do, I'm currently consulting my normal doctor but I don't completely trust that he knows what to do and therefore doesn't take this seriously. So here is my story.
I'm not sure of the American term for this, but there's a genetic condition in my family in the shoulders blades that bow your upper back putting some more damage on the muscles and joints holding your head straight. So my neck area has always been a little more stiff than what is normal.
1) When I was 14 the pain started, first I started experiencing pain in the area just between my shoulder blades. It's a very sharp and annoying pain, but it's manageable. It triggers while I'm working with my arms over my head, while I'm in "thinker's pose" or actively using my muscles to contracts my arms in towards my back. This pain is pretty standard, it never gets worse than it is, it's easy to live with but very annoying.
2) When I was 18 I got my next problem, pain in my knees. A very generic pain right under the knee that triggers when I jump, squat or walk while carrying heavy weights on my back. I went to see the doctor and I was diagnosed by "runner's knee". I got this during a period where I had a lot of stress on my knee joints, Leg press, squatting and lots of running. When I went to see a specialist he told me that my calves where very tense, so tense that I've had problems locking my knee joints, something i wouldn't know because it has been that tense ever since I can remember, my calves are also hurtful at times, they have a very irritated sensation. My knees are starting to worry me, they feel very irritated and when I use them to do exercises they literally burn. And as of late while in the army my left ankle hurts a little when I walk over time.
3) My shoulder pain, this is the one that is hurting me the most. I got this one last year while in the military, every single day my shoulders where punished until they slowly started to hurt and in the end they just bursted making my everyday a living ***l. This pain is very sharp, yet so difficult to locate, it's in the front and I think it's a rotator cuff tear (awaiting an MRI at the moment). If I try to work out my shoulders burn if I just do one exercise, rowing, biceps curl, bench and shoulder pressing is burning pain. Normally I feel a slight buzz in my shoulder, like a dormant feeling awaiting one single mistake of the day so it can start it's havoc.
All this pain is starting to make my everyday a challenge and not of the good sorts, I feel miserable and way too young to be having all these problems. I will update this thread posting what the doctors find out, but these injuries have been going on for years and I feel completely defenseless to how to make them stop. At the same time I feel that every doctor I go to doesn't have a clue on how to deal with this. I would appreciate if someone could advice me on how to proceed both in medical choices and on tips of how to lessen the pain or how to make it completely disappear.