Since i started lifting weights i have always had a problem with the bench press. At higher weights for me with a barbell, i get a sharp pain deep in my left shoulder when the bar is lowered. I have not attempted the bench press recently in fear of creating a larger injury. I have never noticed an injury in this shoulder, nor do i get the pain in ANY other exercise or movement which has led me to believe it is my form that is the issue.

From watching lifters online i noticed it may be that i have the bar too high up on my body when lowered, as in it is level to the top of my pecs rather than sternum. Could this be the cause of too much stress on my shoulder joint or something? I thought it might mean the weight is on my shoulder as opposed to my tris and pecs...

Any opinions or advice would be very welcome thanks (: