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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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