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I just did me push ups and my collar bone or shoulder started making a popping noise?

Ac joint: Probably coming from the ac joint. This is the joint between the collar bone and the acromion. Its common to develop pain and popping in that joint with push-ups. If painful see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When I do push ups, my right shoulder hurts very badly. I never injured it, it feels like bones grinding. What is it and how can I fix it?

When I do push ups, my right shoulder hurts very badly. I never injured it, it feels like bones grinding. What is it and how can I fix it?

Shoulder pain: The shoulder is controlled by the rotator cuff, which consists of several muscles. If there is a tear in a muscle there will be pain with pushups. Even a cronic sprain or injury to the glenohumeral join labrum will cause pain. An MRI of the shoulder can help your doctor study this. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate shoulder pain in my arm while I do push-ups?

What can I do to alleviate shoulder pain in my arm while I do push-ups?

Avoid deep push ups: While it may be a better workout to go all the way down in your pushups, if this is causing shoulder pain it may help to stop before your elbows go behind your back. Keeping your elbows in front of you will put less stress on your shoulder. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my shoulder lock up after so many push ups?

Why might it be that my shoulder lock up after so many push ups?

?: Not sure what you mean by locking up. You may be simply fatiguing your muscles. If you hit a limit, stop and rest and then resume. You will be more effective doing less reps with breaks in between then powering thru till complete fatigue and max reps every time. There is a role to doing max reps but try doing more intervals for awhile. ...Read more

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I have a clicking in my left shoulder when doing push ups, should I be worried? Is there anything I should be doing to fix this issue?

I have a clicking in my left shoulder when doing push ups, should I be worried? Is there anything I should be doing to fix this issue?

Depends: If it doesn't hurt or lead to difficulty or pain when moving the shoulder, it may simply be "normal." clicks can be caused by several different processes, and if there is pain involved, you should hold off on the push-ups for now and see a medical professional at your earliest convenience to make sure the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the shoulder are all ok. ...Read more

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My shoulder is stiff and hurt to move. It also makes a popping sound when I move it. I m not sure what I did, I don't know what it coul be. Any idea?

My shoulder is stiff and hurt to move. It also makes a popping sound when I move it. I m not sure what I did, I don't know what it coul be. Any idea?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the shoulder can cause it to painful and stiff. Causes of inflammation are overuse, subtle injury within the shoulder, and systemic causes such as rheumatoid arthritis. It's best to get it diagnosed accurately by seeing a shoulder specialist. ...Read more