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What does a crackling sound that is emitted when rolling the shoulders indicate? Back muscles are extremely tight, lots of knots and pain

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Time for care

Massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, or combination to reduce stress/spasm in muscles.
The noises are usually hydraulic if from joints--fluid being forced from one spot to another quickly. Sometimes attributed to muscle / tendon / ligament bands if more generalized. Should be seen and evaluated for mgmt plan.

In brief: Time for care

Massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, or combination to reduce stress/spasm in muscles.
The noises are usually hydraulic if from joints--fluid being forced from one spot to another quickly. Sometimes attributed to muscle / tendon / ligament bands if more generalized. Should be seen and evaluated for mgmt plan.
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Dr. Benjamin Weisman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Muscle spam

Shoulder, presence of spur/ tear in tendon, can give you crackling sound 's tightness( nuts), muscle/ tendon in spasm.

In brief: Muscle spam

Shoulder, presence of spur/ tear in tendon, can give you crackling sound 's tightness( nuts), muscle/ tendon in spasm.
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Cracking

The noise elicited from rolling shoulders can come from the shoulder joint or the scapulo-thoracic joint( shoulder blade rubbing against ribs, and is a normal variant unless it is painful.

In brief: Cracking

The noise elicited from rolling shoulders can come from the shoulder joint or the scapulo-thoracic joint( shoulder blade rubbing against ribs, and is a normal variant unless it is painful.
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