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Grinding Noises In Shoulder Back
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. Some people will actually have a osteochondroma in the undersurface of their scapula that can cause grinding as it rubs over the rib cage. Their are many other possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if displaced or excessive bone healing has occurred. ...Read more
Left shoulder makes a loud popping/ grinding sound every time I move it up and back down or shrug it's been doing this for around 3-4 months thoughts?
Shoulder popping: Popping is not a symptom indicative of any disease. If you have any other symptoms besides that, you can relay those for making correct diagnosis or better off - talk to your regular doctor who can examine you and make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Gt chronc pain in my left shoulder blade xrays shows mild scoliosis, but it fels better the reassure and when exercising I hear its grinding what s it?
Not stretching: May be that you do not stretch enough or warm enough the muscles and them overused them too quickly and it is sore. ...Read more
I fractured my 2 3 and 4th ribs in the back. Could grinding under my shoulder be from inflammation?
Your scapula: Your scapular bone is rubbing against the uneven ribs which you broke and cause the grinding. ...Read more
I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?
Shoulder been hurting where it rotates. Feel weakness in that hand. Extend arm on way back it grinds. Pops. Clicks.
Shoulder Pain: Sounds like you have ligament instability of the shoulder. The best treatment for this is strengthening exercises. Without exercises it is likely you will go on to develop osteoarthritis of the shoulder. I would suggest you see a shoulder specialist for an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
Left shldr blade, neck, side pain. Xrays fine. Something pops/grinds when I roll shoulder blade. Not the joint. 3 years now. Ideas??
Pain in left shoulder blade for several years, accompanied by local (skin) partial numbness, small lump towards top right that can be moved and grinds?
Numbness, lumps: These could be related, as a lump (nodule or mass) may cause pressure on a superficial nerve in that area. Grinding is common with some people's joints (crepitus) and if not painful is of little concern. If the lump and not the joint is making the grinding noise, perhaps it is time to get it checked out! ...Read more
What should I do about three posterior rib fractures under shoulder blade? Hurts very bad and grinding.
2nd 3rd and 4th posterior rib fractures. Will the grinding under my shoulder blade go away when they heal?
Yes it will: Yes it will go away as the ribs heal ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with Buford Complex. Issues I have are sharp pains in my arm, grinding & pinching in the shoulder blade & lack of circulation.?
Need more info: Not familiar with the term "Buford Complex". Is that the correct spelling? Please resubmit your question. ...Read more
Shooting pain from shoulder blade to ring finger comes amd goes? Shoulder makes grinding noises. Hist pots and eds. Cardiac cause or nerve?
L shoulder&blade pain, slight tingly feeling down arm, popping/grinding feeling when moving shoulder. Sore upper back when moving chin to chest.?
Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right shoulder blade. Painful grinding sensation when I move my shoulder. Will this need surgery?
Varies: There are a number of conditions that can contribute, most of which involve an abnormality on the under surface of the scapula. Osteochondroma a and other bony prominences can impinge on the rib cage, with motion; sometimes an increased thoracic kyphosis or a hyper mobility syndrome can contribute as well. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
I'm having crepitus and grinding over my shoulder blades over a year now. I never had injury, had PT but didn't work. What is it?
Arthritis: The presence of crepitus and grinding in a joint such as a shoulder is usually indicative of arthritis. There may also be some ligimant damage as well. A MRI would provide more information. Generally PT will help with strength and range of montion, but when PT fails the usual last resort is surgery. ...Read more
When I rotate my shoulder backwards like a windmill, it grinds and pops. Is this a problem? It hurts when I lift things up for a long time, also.
No: It is not a major issue unless it is affecting your lifestyle and functions. There are several possibilities: your ball and socket joint is not a perfect fit and could cause popping and grinding; arthritis of the shoulder or AC joint could cause grinding; tendons can cause some popping; and the soreness would be inflammation that can be associated with the tendons and supporting ligaments. ...Read more
My shoulder is popping and grinding with no pain, what can this be? It only happens when rotating the shoulder like a windmill.
Popping Shoulder: Painless popping in the Shoulder is not an uncommon thing with active people. If this causes repetitive pain or discomfort go see a Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialist so that X-rays and a proper exam can be performed. Many times therapy, an injection, and NSAIDS can be a simple solution for shoulder pain. Hope this helps. Take care. Joe Wilson. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
Having grinding noises when moving my shoulders and pain in one shoulder. What could be the problem?
Crepitis: We call the grinding "crepitis" which usually represents bone on bone. The shoulder area is prone to problem because of all the tendons/bursae/rotater cuff muscles and large joint in the region. You will need an xray of the shoulders for starters. ...Read more
I walked a mile and why does my left shoulder start hurting half way through it hurts to rub it and feels like a wierd grinding pops sum times?
Not enough info to: Know. If this is a pattern - would recommend medical assessment. ...Read more
My shoulder is popping and grinding with pain. It pops and grinds while rotating it. What could be the cause of this? Do I need surgery to repair?
Need a careful histo: Ry and physical exam and then some imaging tests and maybe some lab tests to establish a sound diagnosis. With that in hand, a rehabilitative program can be devised for you which MIGHT involve physical Therapy and might involve surgery. In general, the most conservative approach (non-surgical), though longer, works best in the long term. ...Read more