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I have shoulder pain. It feels like it needs popped, but wont. What can I do?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Internal issues
Could be a variety of issues: bursits and tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, tears of a tendon, joint injury, etc you evaluation will include a history and physical; imaging like x-ray, ultrasound, MRI to define the problem. The treatment can be physical therapy, injections etc.

In brief: Internal issues
Could be a variety of issues: bursits and tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, tears of a tendon, joint injury, etc you evaluation will include a history and physical; imaging like x-ray, ultrasound, MRI to define the problem. The treatment can be physical therapy, injections etc.
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Dr. James Bicos
There are many options as to the true cause of the pain, but the feeling of needing to pop the shoulder can be from a bursitis, a rotator cuff tear, or even a cartilage tear. I would get an evaluation from a shoulder specialist.
Dr. Farhan Tahir
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Unstable shoulder
Shoulder is a very mobile but unstable joint, it could be due to lax ligaments or mild anatomical variations, physical therapy under supervision of a qualified physician will be first step after initial imaging like xray and MRI has been done.

In brief: Unstable shoulder
Shoulder is a very mobile but unstable joint, it could be due to lax ligaments or mild anatomical variations, physical therapy under supervision of a qualified physician will be first step after initial imaging like xray and MRI has been done.
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: See a shoulder surg
If you feel that you need to pop your shoulder and it is stuck in one position at times and hurts you could have a labrial tear. This needs to be worked up and fixed.

In brief: See a shoulder surg
If you feel that you need to pop your shoulder and it is stuck in one position at times and hurts you could have a labrial tear. This needs to be worked up and fixed.
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