I met with a specialist today and he’s pretty sure I will have to undergo shoulder surgery, the only question is the extent of the surgery. I have to go back and get another MRI, this time with a dye injection which will help highlight the tears (turns out there are multiple tears) in my rotator cuff muscles.
The gist of what’s going on in my terms is, your shoulder is sort of a fulcrum, with a ball of muscles that holds the joint in place in the center of its socket. There are tears in those muscles on my shoulder, which allows the shoulder ball to abrade against my shoulder blade bone, which in turn is causing tears in the muscle at the top of my shoulder blade. I may need repair on all of those muscles, or only the ones holding the ball in