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There's A Clicking In My Shoulder During A Bench Press
My both elbow joints are clicking while doing any triceps workout or bench press/ shoulder press or pushups for 1 yr. I have no pain. Is it normal?
Normal clicking: Clicking in a joint can be due to lots of different things. Nearly 99.9% of the time though if it isn't painful you aren't doing any damage. Clicking can be caused by tendons slipping over the joint or a bony prominence or the joint capsule rubbing on the joint or tendons. If it becomes painful you need to back off. ...Read more
No: It is normal unless it causes pain. If that is the cause, see an orthopedist. ...Read more
May be normal: Clicking of the joints is often very normal. With working out, tendons thicken and can snap over bony prominences. Unless painful, this snapping may not be a problem. If painful, then get your shoulder evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. Also, analyze your work out routine with a trainer to make sure your technique does not create shoulder problems. ...Read more
Popping and clicking in my shoulder when I move my arm in circles 1 month after apparent ligament injury healed. Is this normal?
Crepitation-shoulder: A certain degree of crepitus can be normal. However, if you have painful crepitus, or if you have limitation in your range of motion or instability of your shoulder, you should visit an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam. Crepitus can be from the bone, the joint, tenosynovitis or bursitis, or a fracture, which is unlikely without serious pain. Good luck. ...Read more
Any # of things: Differential would include painful/arthritic AC joint (joint at end of clavicle), rotator cuff tear or intractable tendinitis, labral tearing (cartilage surrounding socket which helps stabilize joint), altered mechanics or abnormal motion of the scapula (shoulder blade) on chest wall. Bottom line if chronic and interfering with daily activities/work should be evaluated by orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Have I subluxed my shoulder? If so what do I do? I've got pain and clicking on backwards rotation and can't lift above shoulder height due to the pain. No known reason why it started?
Fell of motorbike onto left shoulder5/6 months ago shoulder was X rayed was no break, couldn't lift shoulder for few weeks, now pain has gone but is brought on when say if I'm lifting all day it will start clicking/snapping and will hurt?
I dislocated my shoulder and when I do rotation cuff exercise I hear clicking noises in my shoulder is this a bad sign?
Shoulder dislocation: Clicking or popping without production of pain is usually not a problem. Work with a physiotherapist to gain proper direction in types of strengthening exercises to be accomplished ...Read more
My shoulder blade has been making a popping and clicking, has a tingly feeling sometimes also. 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
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
After an accident my left shoulder has this clicking and problem where it gives way. Weights are an issue as I can't lift thing beyond my head. I'm 17?
This should be: Followed up with an orthopedic specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tendonitis: It sounds very much as though you have an early shoulder tendonitis, possibly of the biceps tendon, maybe of the rotator cuff. Have you been doing biceps curls in the gym? If so you may have injured the biceps tendon. When irritated the tendon can come out of its track and feel tight, and it certainly hurts when you try to stretch it. You should have it seen by a physiatrist. ...Read more
My shoulder is popping clicking and is always sore and has been like this for 3 months what could be wrong?
Clicking: Clicking and popping in the shoulder is usually a tendon rubbing over the bone. However if it is associated with instability and increased laxity in the shoulder it may represent a labral tear in the glenohumeral joint. An MRI can be obtained to further elucidate this diagnosis. ...Read more
What causes a 'clicking' noise and sound when you move your shoulder? There is some pain with it and I can't raise my arm without more pain
Subacromial bursitis: Most likely it is a bursa which is inflamed but there may also be a rotator cuff issue or biciptal tendonitis - if not treated in timely fashion - may result in frozen shoulder - tx. May be as simple as rest or physical therapy or steroid inj. Or combo of them all. ...Read more
Hi when I use the pec dec at the gym ive recently noticed a clicking in my left shoulder. I don't want this to escalate into something more serious.?
Balance: Typically this is from an imbalance of musculature between your chest and your back muscles and you are too strong in the chest compared to the back. Do exercises that are pulling motions to strengthen the muscles around your scapula and rear deltoid and the clicking should improve. Clicking alone is not a big issue as long as that part of the body doesn't hurt, if it hurts and clicks see MD. ...Read more
Whenever I move my left shoulder backwards, my shoulder clicks. My right shoulder doesn't click -- only my left one. What does it mean? Is it serious?
Not necessarily: If you are not having any more trouble than that, it is not likely serious. You may have a subtle instability in the shoulder that clicks. If it causes you more problem, don't hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam would likely determine the cause. ...Read more
I have had a clicking and popping in my shoulder for a month and has been sore for about 3 months what could be wrong with it?
I spraint my shoulder 3 weeks ago its still sore and keeps clicking when I move it and feels like a nerve is hit wen I move it?
I fell on the ice and put one hand out. At the time it didn't hurt at all, but now my shoulder makes a clicking noise when I raise it. What 2 do?
Clicking noise: The clicking noise is probably due to a stretched ligament that will heal. I would try to wait it out for up to 6 weeks. If no improvement then, I would consult a physician. ...Read more
Fell of motorbike few months ago, shoulder is clicking really loud with slight pain comes an goes, dull ache kinda like been punched in shoulder?
Trauma eval: Falling from a motorcycle= high energy injury. With regard to your upper extremity, a physical exam is necessary to evaluate your shoulder and clavicle (collarbone) which is one of the most commonly fractured bones in the body. If you fell on an outstretched hand you may have separated your shoulder. I would take several x-rays of your shoulder and chest, c-spine, please see Orthopaedic Surgery ...Read more
I have suffered with my right shoulder for years, when I move it in circles it sounds as if my bones are clicking. What could it be?
Instability: You need a thorough examination by a board certified ORS; preferably one w/ shoulder expertise. Without knowing anything about you (other than your brief history) and without the benefit of a physical examination (which should provide a diagnosis in your age 90% of time)your most likely diagnosis is multidirectional instability (MDI); look it up and see if the symptoms apply to you.! Best Luck! ...Read more
I have a rotator cuff tear in my l shoulder and am suddenly hearing a clicking noise when I move it. Is it getting worse? Surgery is a month away!
Noise is expected: Tears can get larger with time, but clicking in a shoulder with a known tear is not unusual. Worsening function or pain should be brought to your surgeons attention, however. ...Read more
Clicking in shoulder joint, can the drug rosuvastatin be a cause? Been on this new drug for 3 months
Not likely. TTYD.: Clicking in the shoulder points to a rotator cuff (labrum) tear or arthritis, neither of which is common side effect of rosuvastatin or cholesterol-lowering drugs. However, talk to the prescribing doctor or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. If you have arthritis, it's important to get proper diagnosis & treatment or condition can worsen. Avoid overusing shoulder until evaluated. Good luck & thanks. ...Read more
Baseball injury. Dove back into bag headfirst. Shoulder pain. Trainer pulled down on arm and clicking noise occurs. Any idea if this may be severe?
Shoulder pain: After sports injury. The only way to know what is happening is to see your doc. If treatment is needed getting it early will prevent more damage. These things can catch up w/you later. Be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more
When I have my baby's head (8mo) on my shoulder as she's falling asleep I feel her jaw crunching or clicking. Is this just because of head placement?
Have it evaluated: Have the shoulder evaluated and determine the cause of the problem. That will then determine the best solution. ...Read more