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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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I am experiencing shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. ?

I am experiencing  shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint.
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Shoulder pain: If you can tolerate Ibuprofen, take 800 mg with food up to three times per day for a maximum of 5 days. stretch as tolerated avoid activities causing pain see PCP for further evaluation and possible imaging ...Read more

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I am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describes me: Shoulder pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing  popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describes me: Shoulder pain. What should I do?

It depends,,,: It depends on how long you have had this and if it stops you from doing your regular activity. If it has been going on for a long time, it might be a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in joints like an Orthopedist. If it is of a more recent nature, and it is very painful, it might be wise to see a doctor sooner for an exam. Best of luck. ...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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Clicking in shoulder joint, can the drug rosuvastatin be a cause? Been on this new drug for 3 months

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

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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

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How does one detect shoulder joint instability?

How does one detect shoulder joint instability?

Exam and history: See a sports/shoulder specialist for evaluation. They will examine you after reviewing a history of shoulder problems. X-rays will probably be done. Possibly an MRI or mr arthrogram will be ordered. The most important element is truly the history of problems, combined with the physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Yes, but...: Yes, but it depends on the specific shoulder injury. There are many things that can go wrong in a shoulder, and rehab is specific to each. Most exercises focus on regaining range of motion, flexibility, and strength. See your dr or a physical therapist and they should be able to come up with a plan to help you. ...Read more

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When i massage, my shoulder joint clicks every 5 mins, is this something to worry about?

When i massage, my shoulder joint clicks every 5 mins, is this something to worry about?

Depends: If the clicking is associated with pain, then you should visit your doctor. If there is no pain, then you should be ok, now, this may be a sign of minor instability of your shoulder joint. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Recently I have been getting a weird sharp pain within my shoulder joint when I move it. It only happened 2 days ago after gym. What is this?

Recently I have been getting a weird sharp pain within my shoulder joint when I move it. It only happened 2 days ago after gym. What is this?

Tendon or bursitis : I suspect during your workout at the gym you pulled muscles or tendons and developing tendinitis or bursitis or both in your shoulder. It would be best to ice the shoulder especially for the first twdays after the injury for the next day or so and then use heat after that. And maintain range of motion. If it persists you can ask your physician to evaluate it and even if necessary have you been seen by a specialist ...Read more

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Is widening of AC shoulder joint dangerous?

Is widening of AC shoulder joint dangerous?

Not dangerous but: May point 2 a separated shoulder of low grade. Was this compared 2 the opposite side? They may both b the same. Injury? A lot missing here as far as info is concerned. C an ortho if it is painful, was injury, and b sure the other side is on the same film plain ; holding weights in each hand, both taken while standing. ...Read more

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How could i make my shoulder joint stronger?

How could i make my shoulder joint stronger?

Muscle: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. ...Read more