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Around and under my left shoulder blade is grinding and it hurts, what exactly is grinding?

Around and under my left shoulder blade is grinding and it hurts, what exactly is grinding?

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

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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?

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

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I fractured my 2 3 and 4th ribs in the back. Could grinding under my shoulder be from inflammation?

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

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I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

5 months duration?: It is long need investigation, unknowingly you may have injured. Some of the rotator cuff injuries patients do not know how they got injured, see your doctor preferably orthopedic, for examination and tests possible MRI. ...Read more

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Shoulder been hurting where it rotates. Feel weakness in that hand. Extend arm on way back it grinds. Pops. Clicks.

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

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Left shldr blade, neck, side pain. Xrays fine. Something pops/grinds when I roll shoulder blade. Not the joint. 3 years now. Ideas??

Left shldr blade, neck, side pain. Xrays fine. Something pops/grinds when I roll shoulder blade. Not the joint. 3 years now. Ideas??

Muscle strain: Proper posture, stretching exercise and relief of Muscle tension is important.
Massage and relaxation therapy, along with Yoga or Pilates will help. Try Ice Application also, ...Read more

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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?

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

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What should I do about three posterior rib fractures under shoulder blade? Hurts very bad and grinding.

What should I do about three posterior rib fractures under shoulder blade? Hurts very bad and grinding.

Rib fracture: Inspiration / expiration exercises. Pain medication is your only other option. These heal on there own but are very painful in the process ...Read more

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L shoulder&blade pain, slight tingly feeling down arm, popping/grinding feeling when moving shoulder. Sore upper back when moving chin to chest.?

L shoulder&blade pain, slight tingly feeling down arm, popping/grinding feeling when moving shoulder. Sore upper back when moving chin to chest.?

Pinched nerve: What you are describing is a pic he'd nerve in your neck. Best to see your doctor and may need a referral to a spine doctor, neurologist or pain doctor ...Read more

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Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right shoulder blade. Painful grinding sensation when I move my shoulder. Will this need surgery?

Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right shoulder blade. Painful grinding sensation when I move my shoulder. Will this need surgery?

Grinding scapula: If there is persistent grinding and snapping under the scapula, you might want to consider surgery for this condition called snapping scapula syndrome. The inflammation and bone from the rib fracture can be removed, potentially eliminating your symptoms. ...Read more

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Grinding of shoulder. When n how will it be ok?

Please see below: This sounds like possible osteoarthritis but if you don't get pain symptoms it could be a normal variant as well. If you continue to have these symptoms, it's prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause grinding under my shoulder blades when I shrug?

What could cause grinding under my shoulder blades when I shrug?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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My shoulder is popping and grinding with no pain, what can this be? It only happens when rotating the shoulder like a windmill.

Popping sound: The grinding and popping may be due to a subluxation (partial dislocation) of the head of your humerus (upper arm) ...Read more