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Shoulder Popping When Rotating
My shoulder is popping and grinding with no pain, what can this be? It only happens when rotating the shoulder like a windmill.
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
See orthopedist: It's important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Shoulder : Popping might indicate that shoulder might be unstable. Please consult a physiotherapist and do shoulder exercises. ...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
Popping Shoulder: Painless popping in the Shoulder is not an uncommon thing with active people. If this causes repetitive pain or discomfort go see an 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
Everytime my right shoulder moves it makes a constant popping and cracking noise and leaves me in pain every day, any advice on ways to help this?
Gentle exercise: I suggest gentle range of motion and stretching exercises of your shoulders every day (once or twice a day). Prior the exercises warm your shoulder up with a warm shoulder or heating pad. Try not to cause pain while doing these exercises, if anything hurts, back off a little. Treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such ibuprofen or naproxen may also be helpful. ...Read more
I'm 16 and my back has always been tense since I can remember but recently my shoulder blades started popping and cracking when move them, pls help!!
Muscle tension: If these popping and cracking are painless, like when you crack your knuckles, it is probably nothing to worry about and they will go away in a day or too. If your tension in your back reflects very tight muscles, you need to learn how to stretch and or get a therapeutic (deep tissue) massage. If there is pain you should go in to a Doc. To get an exam. Physical therapy would help. ...Read more
My shoulder has been hurting, grinding, and popping when moved. I've tried RICE and everything else. It started hurting after I blocked a volleyball.?
I was hanging and raising myself on bar and suddenly I heard a sound like popping from my shoulder. No serious pain but there is popping once I move!!!
For the past couple of months my shoulder has been popping out then back in, causes pain and weakness, when I try go move it after it causes discomort?
The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc). Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam.
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Physical exam needed: The answer to this question depends upon physical examination findings of your shoulder. The popping sound can come from a myriad of sources, to include, but not limited to: scar tissue, tendons changing position, a torn rotator cuff edge, a torn labrum within the joint, and a loose body or flap of cartilage (joint lining). Only an appropriate physical examination will discern the true cause. ...Read more
See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
See an orthopedist: You should see an orthopedist who can determine the nature of the problem and see what other test might be needed, if any. ...Read more
Crepitus: There are many causes for popping in the joint (crepitus). This can include but is not limited to bursitis, tendinitis, cartilage or labral tear, cartilage wear (arthritis), joint instability, and rotator cuff tears. If there is no associated pain, then likely you don't have to worry about it. If there is pain, then see your doctor. ...Read more
My shoulder blade has been making a popping and clicking, has a tingly feeling sometimes as well.
What's the cause of this?
Musculoskeletal: Popping and clicking in the area of the shoulder blade is not uncommon. Popping, clicking and tingling in the area of the shoulder blade may suggest some mild nerve irritation vs impingement in the setting of some joint laxity, mild musculoskeletal spasm in that area, or both. ...Read more
Discomfort between and under both shoulder blades at random times & lasts several hours. Headache, pain in back neck & popping in neck shoulders
I have constant pain in my right shoulder with little to no relief. I felt a pop like a vain popping and then a cold sensation down my shoulder.?
It depends: Problems in your shoulder or neck could be associated with these symptoms. Unlikely it is something life threatening based on your description. An evaluation is really necessary to come up with most plausible diagnosis. ...Read more
Occasionally when I lift up my right shoulder it feels like there are tiny bubbles continuously popping, it doesn’t hurt though. What could it be?
Air in joint space: like cracking your knuckles or neck: not an illness- normal. ...Read more
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?
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
Did you sustain trauma? Is this from overuse? Have you injured your shoulder in the past? What activities cause the symptoms?
I recommend seeing an orthopaedic surgeon who treats shoulder conditions. ...Read more
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Shoulder feels like it pops out of place when put under stress in the right position. Lots of pain. Popping when moving in certain ways.
Right shoulder feels like it's popping or loose when I lift it, reach or move a certain way. There is no pain there, but I get upper back aches?
Rotator Cuff: It is important to continue to move a shoulder even if you are having pain and discomfort. Heat and ice on your upper back might help as well as physical therapy with specific exercises to keep the arm and shoulder loose. It would be helpful to know if you are an athlete that uses the upper body a lot or if you injured yourself in some way. ...Read more
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