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What is the cause of a popping sensation in my shoulder joint?

What is the cause of a popping sensation in my shoulder joint?

Hard to tell: A lot of patients are concerned about their joints popping and grinding. Unfortunately, this is the least sensitive symptom of all when it relates to the diagnosis of joint disorder. Popping could be normal, a snapping tendon may cause it. Tendon rupture, bone dislocation may be causing it. I would ask you to report other symptoms you may be having to correctly guide you in further work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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What could lead to a popping sensation in the shoulder joint?

What could lead to a popping sensation in the shoulder joint?

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

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Ache in my left shoulder joint that radiates down arm into a tingling sensation in hand, resulting in numb thumb. I'm a type 1 diabetic w/ Hashimoto's?

Ache in my left shoulder joint that radiates down arm into a tingling sensation in hand, resulting in numb thumb. I'm a type 1 diabetic w/ Hashimoto's?

Many causes: There are many causes including your known diabetes, Hashimoto's, trauma, plexopathy, radiculopathy, etc. See your physician to explain the symptoms in detail, and if necessary, you may be referred to a neurologist for additional evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000593.htm ...Read more

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My shoulder joint hurts and I have pain in my forearm. What could cause this.?

My shoulder joint hurts and I have pain in my forearm. What could cause this.?

Shoulder impingement: Does this pain radiate from your shoulder to your forearm? It sounds like you may have shoulder impingement, but you should be evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My right shoulder joint aches throughout the day and is the worst in the morning . What could be the causes?

My right shoulder joint aches throughout the day and is the worst in the morning .  What could be the causes?

Shoulder pain: Can be due to numerous causes, including radiating pain from the neck. If you work in a sedentary job your posture may be affecting this as well. Seek a musculoskeletal physician for a full shoulder exam to evaluate the actual cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty. ...Read more

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What could cause a female to have severe hip and shoulder joint pain during the whole month except for during her period?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis can implant anywhere in the belly and can affect the nerves, some of which go up to the shoulders. It can also causes problems not directly in the hip joint but nearby that could can you to feel pain in that area. ...Read more