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Flushing, NY
A 22-year-old female asked:

i am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. the following also describes me: shoulder pain. what should i do?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on how long you have had this and if it stops you from doing your regular activity. If it has been going on for a long time, it might be a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in joints like an Orthopedist. If it is of a more recent nature, and it is very painful, it might be wise to see a doctor sooner for an exam. Best of luck.
Dr. Lori Lange
Dr. Lori Lange commented
Specializes in Family Medicine
A over the counter suppleiment MSM is useful. It is sulfur based and is effective in eliminating popping sounds in joints. May find it combined with glucosamine at the drugstore. Dr Lori Lange- Pennsylvania
Apr 22, 2017

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Roxbury, CT
A 17-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint.

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Dr. Bonnie Colville
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Shoulder pain: If you can tolerate Ibuprofen, take 800 mg with food up to three times per day for a maximum of 5 days. stretch as tolerated avoid activities causing pain see PCP for further evaluation and possible imaging

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