I've got shoulder problems and recently saw a specialist... he seems to be the chap everyone in east anglia ends up seeing if physios can't fix you. My shoulder makes snapping/popping/grating/clunking noises when I move it and I've lost some flexibility (getting arm behind my back, straight arm raises tend to fail just above parallel to the ground etc). I also "twitch", especially in late evening, mostly like a mong, as something feels as though it catches in my shoulder and I sort of shudder. I've been told that basically my shoulder blade rubs against my ribcage. It's been doing this for 3 1/2 years since an assault course induced injury. It doesn't build up strength in some areas; at one point I swum, weight and circuit trained for 8 months about 3 times a week and still suffered from weakness, pain and the total inability to do more than 20 press ups despite focusing on shoulder activity! So; my specialist has told me that there's nothing that can be done. It's quite a rare thing, but he can't fix it with or without surgery. Anybody have any background in shoulders to tell me whether this is the case or not? Oh, and I've had x-rays and MRIs of my shoulder and scapular which all showed the muscles and bones are fine (no silly growths or anything). Anyone give me any hope that I can have this sorted rather than for life as I've been told?