This is my first post to this website, so if there is anything that I leave out that may help figure out my issue, please let me know and I will provide it if i can.
I am currently 21 years old. When I was younger, I believe it started around 13 years old, my shoulder started "clicking" when I would do certain activities, i.e. pushups, or move it in a certain way. I was able to voluntarily click my shoulder, and it became a "hey cool, im double jointed" kind of thing. I was later told by a physical therapist that my tendon was like a tight rope being pulled over the corner of a desk, sort of snapping as it moved back and forth, and that was what made the clicking sensation. I was relatively active until last year. I did activities such as soccer, light weight lifting, and crew (rowing), but in the past year I have been studying more and am significantly less active.
I noticed about 8 months ago that my shoulder joint would click and hurt more frequently. Turning my steering wheel in a certain way, for instance, would cause it to click and hurt. I went to a doctor who told me that I have arthritis in my clavicle, but I'm only 21, so it seems unlikely. (I'm also not a doctor so what do i know?) The doctor also said it could be inflammation, so he gave me a cortisone shot. and NEVER AGAIN will I do that. I had some sort of a reaction, i believe it's called a rebound, which froze my shoulder in place and made it excruciating to move. Eventually that pain dissipated, but now my shoulder hurts more than ever. Lifting even light objects will cause clicking and pain, mostly due to the strain that i can feel on my joint. It feels like two pieces are being separated and thus any force i can generate is significantly weaker. I'm probably going to get a second opinion from another doctor, but I was looking for some input on what might be wrong. Thank you for whatever you can provide.
P.S. I am also able to click my left shoulder, but the clicking was never as dramatic as the right shoulder. There is no pain in my left shoulder.