A few months ago a felt a pop in my left shoulder on the campus board, not much pain at the time, just a feeling of something not being right. I was able to continue climbing on and off, but decided to go see a PT after the discomfort didn't resolve in 4-6 weeks.
Both my PT and PCP had said that they didn't think this was an injury that was headed for surgery.
Yesterday I had an MRI. I have some physiology background (grad exercise phis, WFR, etc..) so I generally know just enough to misinterpret things. Findings were: 1. SLAP tear. 2. Severe infraspinatus tendinosis, moderately severe supraspinatus tendinosis. No supraspinatus or infraspinatus tendon tear. 3. Subscapularis tendinosis with 7mm intrasubstance tear. 4. Subacromial impingement/rotator cuff impingement syndrome.
I realize this has been discussed a bit before, but I'm still curious to hear about other's experiences and suggestions with similar injuries.