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What might be causing my shoulder blade to crack?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Snapping scapula
A crackling and popping sound that seems to emanate from the area of your scapula is likely due to a snapping scapula.
The actual snapping and popping is from the underlying redundant bursa that crackles and pops as the scapula traverses across with protraction and retraction.

In brief: Snapping scapula
A crackling and popping sound that seems to emanate from the area of your scapula is likely due to a snapping scapula.
The actual snapping and popping is from the underlying redundant bursa that crackles and pops as the scapula traverses across with protraction and retraction.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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