Before I left for Europe, I had noticed I was having some shoulder issues, but nothing serious. Since I’ve gotten back, the shoulder’s gotten a bit worse, so I finally made an appointment with the physiotherapist and had it looked at this morning.
Thankfully my fears of cartilage damage or frozen shoulder were unsubstantiated; I simply have been neglecting my mid-back exercises, and the muscles and ligaments around the rotator cuff have been suffering the effects. Essentially I just have tendonitis in one of the connectors in my shoulder, and scapular winging due to poor muscle mass.
So, in a nutshell, crisis averted, and back to the gym with me.