I’ve been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now… I've had a couple visits to the physio since being injured and it feels like it is almost better. Originally I couldn’t do any rowing movements or chest exercises, however now I’m fine with all those provided I don’t go too heavy.
The only exercise it seems to be interfering with it now is back squats, even if just squatting with no weight on the bar.
I emailed my physio with an update and he said for me to try short lever exercises, which feel great... and my impingement seems to go away temporarily after a couple sets of them.
Thing is, that was 2 months ago and my shoulder hasn’t improved much. It will seem to improve temporarily but as soon as I do back squats the pain returns, and stays for a few days.
Could it be that the squats are preventing my shoulder from fully healing? I really can’t think of any exercise that may be making it worse, and a lot of the exercises I’ve been doing feel great on my shoulder, but it just doesn’t seem to be getting back to 100%
The reason I’m posting this is because there doesn’t seem to be much info online with regards to squats and shoulder impingement