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What might be causing my shoulder blade to crack?

What might be causing my shoulder blade to crack?

Joint movement noise: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. If there are no pains, stiffness, nor restricted movement before or after cracking noises occur, there is probably no damage being done. A doctor can examine it to be sure. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?

Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?

Tingling in arm: may be due to nerve or vascular compression (more often the former). The injury that resulted in the shoulder blade fracture may have caused another problem. (nerve root, brachial plexus, peripheral nerve ) Sometimes traction to the ulnar nerve causes parasthesias down to the hand and discomfort around the elbow. A good neurological-exam possibly an EMG-NCS may need to be done to sort this out. ...Read more

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Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?

Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while BODY squating) upper left back cracked. Now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. Cause?

Radiculopathy: It may be a radiculopathy from the neck. When a nerve becomes pinched or irritated in the neck it can cause pain or numbness that runs into the arm; I suspect this is what occurred. Don't hesitate to be seen if it does not get better quickly. ...Read more

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Please help can't take the pain! my (r) shoulder blade bottom tip along with all (r) side ribs hurt so bad, only relief when cracked or medicine?

Please help can't take the pain! my  (r) shoulder blade bottom tip along with all (r) side ribs hurt so bad, only relief when cracked or medicine?

Get diagnosis: Radiating pain can have many causes. Treatment should be specific. Get it diagnosed properly. A physiatrist might help. ...Read more

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I cracked my neck and i think i may have done something wrong because my back/spine started hurting right by my right shoulder blade. What did i do?

I cracked my neck and i think i may have done something wrong because my back/spine started hurting right by my right shoulder blade. What did i do?

Hard to say: It is hard to say and there are a number of possibilities, from a simple muscular strain to a disc herniation irritating a nerve in your spine. If it does not resolve, consider being checked. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies will determine the use and whether any treatment is needed. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Left side neck always crack with any movement i make, neck and shoulder blade always very stiff, why?

Left side neck always crack with any movement i make, neck and shoulder blade always very stiff, why?

Benign: I am frequently asked about neck/spinal cracking and invariably it is a benign condition, similar to cracking knuckles. In other words, don't worry about it, especially if you've had an MRI showing that your neck is ok (i'm assuming that based on the MRI listed in your procedures). Your best best is persistent physical therapy, being active, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking if applicable. ...Read more

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My left shoulder blade feels weird, feels heavy and feels like it gets stuck up sometimes, it cracks too. Been hurting for awhile. Not lung problems.

My left shoulder blade feels weird, feels heavy and feels like it gets stuck up sometimes, it cracks too. Been hurting for awhile. Not lung problems.

Shoulderblade : You may have suffered a sprain of your shoulder blade. Try to have someone give you light massage. A topical rub such as bengay, icyhot may be of some help. If none of that works, may try physical therapy but will need to be referred by a provider. ...Read more

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Left shoulder/shoulder blade hurts sometimes during the day. Also it cracks whenever i move it backwards. Get some chest and arm pains and tingling to?

Left shoulder/shoulder blade hurts sometimes during the day. Also it cracks whenever i move it backwards. Get some chest and arm pains and tingling to?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Pain in the area you describe could also be rooted in your neck or chest (cardiac)... I recommend you see a physician asap. ...Read more

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Accident 8 yrs. Ago . I had whip lash, a crack sternum, and a numb back below my shoulder blades. Now I have a burn pain level 7. What could cause?

Accident 8 yrs. Ago .  I had whip lash, a crack sternum, and a numb back below my shoulder blades.  Now I have a burn pain level 7.  What could cause?

Accident: This sounds like a post-traumatic injury to the spinal cord, would recommend a consultation with a neurologist and likely a MRI of the thoracic spine to rule out a syrinx. ...Read more

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Hi doc i m a 19 yo n also do gym. .My sholders, back and neck also sometimes legs gets cracked often automatically ...Wat to do?.Bone cracking safe?.

Hi doc i m a 19 yo n also do gym. .My sholders, back and neck also sometimes legs gets cracked often automatically ...Wat to do?.Bone cracking safe?.

TRAUMA to BODY: Too much gym will be bad for you.You are young to have cracking sensation in your bones. Be careful! let md check you before you play too much pls.. ...Read more

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I started getting knots in my muscles between my shoulder blades and now my neck cracks and when I look down I c a shock all the way to back of feet?

I started getting knots in my muscles between my shoulder blades and now my neck cracks and when I look down I c a shock all the way to back of feet?

Lehermittes sign: Electrical shock sensations to feet and arms with neck motion should be evaluated to rule out cervical stenosis neck MRI with neuro exam should do the trick ...Read more

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How to tell if I cracked a rib, or just injured a muscle in center of mid back, below shoulder blades? Pain when bending but not if stationary.

Get an x-ray: An x-ray would be necessary to diagnose a fractured rib. Usually a fractured rib would be painful with movement, deep breathing or coughing. It would also be tender on feeling it. The center of the back would be an unusual location for a rib fracture--it should be off to one side or the other. ...Read more

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I'm 30 yo. 250lb. Muscular. Always sore btwn shoulder blades. If someone press and crack my back, I feel better. Should I stop lifting weights? Swim?

I'm 30 yo. 250lb. Muscular. Always sore btwn shoulder blades. If someone press and crack my back, I feel better. Should I stop lifting weights? Swim?

Hard to say: Unfortunately without a physical examination, it's almost impossible to say. Conservatively, I'd suggest taking it easy with the weights; you might benefit from Aleve, (naproxen) the Tiger Balm patch and a TENS unit (they're over the counter now) to see if it improves over a week or 2. If it persists/gets worse, see your doctor for further evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain for two years. Orthopedic said it was scapular dyskinesis. I am not active. I rotate back & it cracks all the way down blade. Help?

Right shoulder pain for two years. Orthopedic said it was scapular dyskinesis. I am not active. I rotate back & it cracks all the way down blade. Help?

Good therapist: Find a good upper extremity therapist ( occupational therapist) that your ors recommends who can help stenthen your scapula muscles( scapula stabilizers).Best of luck! ...Read more

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What might cause pain on the left shoulder blade?

Dislocation, sprain,: Left shoulder blade/shoulder pain can result from a dislocation or sprain of the shoulder joint. Pain in the shoulder blade area can also be from a possible renal stone in the left kidney, or if there is an infectious lesion from a cut or bite, that could cause pain there as well. A myocardisal infarction can cause pain here as well but it radiates down the left arm in most cases. ...Read more

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Why causes my shoulder blade to stick out?

Why causes my shoulder blade to stick out?

A variety of causes: Your condition is called scapular winging and usually affects only one side. Causes include injury to one of the nerves called the long thoracic nerve if you had an injury. Parsonage turner syndrome is a viral syndrome that can affect the brachial plexus and cause scapular winging. This is a self limited condition and can take upto 1 year to resolve. A condition called sick scapular syndrome can cause both scapulas to wing. Treatment is usually with physical therapy. See a shoulder specialist to really find out what the cause is. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in back by shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain: Could be muscle sprain/strain/imbalance. Possible nerve impingements. Possibly ergonomic or postural as well. Tumors and masses less likely. ...Read more