Nick, If you have a bad shoulder and there is some bone on bone rubbing going on the HGH will not fix that. I had that issue and only found out after i had an MRI of my shoulder. I had an Xray that didn't show anything so don't dismiss any shoulder issues by just having an xray. The fact the pain came back after you came off the H says that there must be a underlying issue. Have it checked out and see what your doctor says. Good luck brother.