A 58-year-old male asked:
i am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint and back pain (side: both).
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arthur Blain answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Shoulder pain: Popping or snapping is almost always osteoarthritis (i.e., getting older, bone rubbing on bone, pain), but you always have to worry about torn ligament. Go see in person doc and get good shoulder and back exam to rule out any structural abnormality. If arthritis, only one great treatment -- move/ exercise (e.g., swimming). The more you move, the less pain.
Answered on Sep 18, 2019
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