Well I hope you guys have time to read this and offer some help or advice.
I am 21 years old. My right shoulder hasn't been 100% since February when I had an injury snowboarding. I went over a small
jump and landed badly. My friends noticed that my injured shoulder was hanging lower than my good shoulder. I lost my range of motion and couldn't lift my arm very high because of the pain. I went to the hospital the next day and they took some x-rays to check for a fracture or break, and they said I have a deep bruise contusion, I heard the doc say something about bone separation but the diagnosis was a deep bruise contusion and they told me to rest for 2 weeks with a sling and ice.
A few weeks went by and I started to get my range of motion back, but there was still pain there so I went back for more x-rays to see if it was healing properly. My doctor ended up telling me I have tendinitis (or inflammation) in my shoulder and I got some anti-inflammatories and was sent to physical therapy (they didn't believe I still had pain and I felt like they were just trying to get me to leave them alone, they were pretty rude about it too).
I already had my range of motion back when I started Physical therapy and when I finished about 5-6 sessions later I didn't feel
like much changed or improved.
***So here I am 6 months later and I am wondering why my shoulder isn't getting any better. When I get out of bed in the
morning my shoulder is sore from sleeping on my side, it hurts during / after a game of volleyball, and in general feels weak
doing physical labor. So I was wondering about what's keeping my body from healing completely and when I was getting in the
shower this morning I looked in the mirror and sure enough, my bad arm doesn't look very symmetrical to my good shoulder. It sort-of droops down instead of being rounded.
Google told me that one of the symptoms of having a dislocated shoulder is "Loss of the normal rounded contour of the deltoid
muscle." I am going to add a picture at the bottom and I feel it's pretty obvious that there is something out of place there.
It also says, "Patients with a shoulder dislocation are usually in significant pain. They know something is wrong, but may not know they have sustained a shoulder dislocation."
Could my shoulder be dislocated someway, or separated, or something similar; and because the bones or muscle doesn't connect, that's what's keeping me from fully recovering? When they did an x-ray they checked for fractures or breaks but they never compared it to my good shoulder to see if anything was amiss.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I don't see how something like a deep bruise or later tendinitis can last 6 months and I
want to get to the bottom of this asap and get my life back! Should I try to get in with a Orthopedic Surgeon?
PS: If there is a dislocation of the bone, is it too late for them to pop it back? and then let it reheal? What needs to be done?
I took some pics, I am standing straight against a wall in a relaxed pose, I just let my arms hang normally.