I'm glad I have stumbled across this website and found the article on "Snapping Scapula Sydrome" I am 21 years old male used to be involved in hockey, football and many other sports. I have had a few shoulder dislocations and had an anterior repair and since no problems...the latest CT scan showed that verything is solid its all healed tendons have healed and looks pretty solid according to orthapedic surgeon (well as good as an injured part can be). But Im big into weight lifting/fitness/nutrition but notice how unsymmetrical my shoulders were not to mention the pain in my scapula/traps/rhomboid/, not to mention my posture is incorrect. I tend to hold my one shoulder closer to my body and slouch a little with the trapezius being higher then the other. currently I am student aspiring to become an future athletic therapist or some type health science career. But for years I thought my shoulder was the problem and strengthend it excessively. but now I'm more concious of muscles, muscle functions, skeletal system etc etc. I've noticed the grinding and pain is coming from my scapula not shoulder joint, my shoudler is joint is great. I've been to Orthapedic surgeons, chiros and now physiotherapy but It's as if muscles aren't functioning properly to hold the scapula it also wings in comparison to other. It has been a problem for years but finally after some analysis and research and this website! I beleive I have "snapping scapula sydrome" it all makes sense after reading other people's postings!. It tends to become irrated in workouts(I've had to stop) and progressively gets worse. As well my posture suffers. Is this sydrome genetic ? because my sister has the exact same symptoms as me the pinching/tightness in the upper trapezius/spine/neck area. very painful/annoying/tightness constantly when bursts is inflammed after constant use or even when not in use. I live in Ontario, Canada and wondering if anyone knows of any good Orthapedic Surgeons or Doctors who actually recognize this? and not make you feel like its all in your head or say they dont't know. Its as if there is a constant tightness in the upper scapula and very sore constantly sometimes even to sit. Sounds similar to many articles I have read about "snapping scapula sydrome" anyways if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Painkillers and inflammtory drugs are a band aid solution and do not help that is the simpliest way out of a bigger problem!http://www.eorthopod.com/public/patient_education/6533/snapping_scapula_syndrome.html
This article discusses the exact symptoms I suffer and as well as my sister.
anyways this has been a novel and I'm going to shut my mouth now but if anyone has any suggest that would be greatly appreciated thanks for your time and putting up with rambling ahah. Thanks!