I've posted on this forum a few months ago in relation to consistent shoulder pain I've been having since the very start of my muscle-building journey (approx seven months in the gym, and some added time I've had to stay out of the gym hoping to recover somewhat from said injury - maybe 1.5 months). the last time I've posted in concern to this I could only speculate as to the problem, but I've recently undergone an MRI scan and the results have shown up thinning of the supraspinatus tendon, which I believe to be the source of the pain I experience when attempting any kind of decline/flat/incline chest presses (including DBs, but the pain is less so). ironically, I don't experience any of said pain when doing shoulder presses, from either the front or from the rear. the MRI report, which I only saw briefly as I was arranging an appointment to discuss it in detail with my GP, also showed up some other issues with the shoulder, mentioning the rotator cuff and the bursa and maybe tendonitis or tendonosis. I can't recall what the report said about these later mentioned issues as when I briefly saw the report, the tendon thinning struck me straight away as the most likely cause of the pain I've been suffering (although I might have been premature to suppose this). I have an appointment scheduled for early next week where I will receive the full report and to discuss my options.
a little background. I'm a 23 year old male, somewhat of a newcomer when it comes to lifting as I've said above, and I've never had any serious shoulder issues before on either side that warranted intervention. I've had an impingement on both sides early on when I started lifting but this resolved itself quickly after proper rehab exercises were implemented. as far as I can remember, and I am pretty sure, this shoulder pain has been acting up from the beginning so I do not think it was caused by lifting, but most likely aggravated by it. I've been working through the pain for seven months, and have taken time off that I wouldn't have otherwise, hoping the injury might heal, but it is persistent, although lessening to insignificant degrees; but it has come to the point where I can no longer train with the same enthusiasm. also, the pain that I experience outside of the gym is very minimal, this injury only restricts my actions in the gym (the gym which I have grown to love).
is a thinning supraspinatus tendon most likely to be the source of (unbearable at times) shoulder pain when doing said chest pressing?
is there anything at all that can be done to rectify this problem? (I understand the cell turnover rate for tendons is very, very slow. and as to whether or not this natural healing process would actually alleviate the issue, I don't know, but I am doubtful)
anyone have any similar experience, thoughts, advice?