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Help. Clicking, Grinding, Cracking and Pain, and only 17yrs.

Posted In: Muscle conditions 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Drp9341
  • August 26, 2010
  • 04:56 AM

Every time is lift my shoulders above my head my shoulder clicks, it doesn't hurt at first, but about 30 seconds after it clicks it feels sore (Similar to the feeling one has the day after they work out.) If i rotate my hand the tendon in my forearm snaps and clicks near my elbow. (it throbs after it cracks similar to my shoulder. I have limited motion in my wrist without it cracking. And whenever I fully extend my left knee i have a loud crack. All the bones in my hands grind and click when I make a fist inside a boxing glove, (Or if i hold onto a pillow or something very tightly) My hands and forearms also hurt much more after playing video games.

I cannot even do a push-up without my shoulder/arm/elbow/wrist cracking.
I'm not in severe pain, but it's annoying as ***l. Doing everyday things shouldn't involve pain and clicking and grinding, especially for a very healthy 17 year old male.

I used to box 4 times a week, and lift weights 3 times a week. I was boxing for about 6 months while simultaneously running track. Track was done so i started lifting weights, and boxing (I knew what I was doing I didn't just go in there and do the exercises wrong.) And the weight lifting made all my joints much worse. It got to a point where it was very bad, so I quit all physical activities and did nothing for about 5 months, the symptoms stayed relatively the same, In the past month I have been running 4 miles a day, but I never intentionally crack anymore. The lack of intentional cracking have made the symptoms SUBSIDE, but not disappear. (Even as I am sitting here typing this my shoulder cracks whenever I reach for the mouse.) Ive been taking 2 very hot showers a day which make me feel much better, so that's nice :D.

I have been to...

1 Orthopedic surgeon...
-X Ray = Nothing
-Bone scan with spectrum = Nothing

1 Rheumatologist
-Not Lime Disease
-Not Rheumatoid Arthritis
-Not lupus
- (I was tested for many other things too, all negative sorry I can't remeber exactly all of them)

1 Neurologist
- "There is nothing wrong with you"

1 Physical Therapist
- I have never seen these symptoms in 30 years, go to a high end Pediatric Rheumotologist in the city.

...
So... can someone give me some guidance? I don't know what to do anymore, who to go see, and the symptoms aren't going away, and it is just staying the same, I want very very badly to start boxing again and doing other forms of exercise other than running.
If anyone can please give me any info I would appreciate it more than you could know,
Sincerely,
-Danny

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  • Every time is lift my shoulders above my head my shoulder clicks, it doesn't hurt at first, but about 30 seconds after it clicks it feels sore (Similar to the feeling one has the day after they work out.) If i rotate my hand the tendon in my forearm snaps and clicks near my elbow. (it throbs after it cracks similar to my shoulder. I have limited motion in my wrist without it cracking. And whenever I fully extend my left knee i have a loud crack. All the bones in my hands grind and click when I make a fist inside a boxing glove, (Or if i hold onto a pillow or something very tightly) My hands and forearms also hurt much more after playing video games.I cannot even do a push-up without my shoulder/arm/elbow/wrist cracking. I'm not in severe pain, but it's annoying as ***l. Doing everyday things shouldn't involve pain and clicking and grinding, especially for a very healthy 17 year old male.I used to box 4 times a week, and lift weights 3 times a week. I was boxing for about 6 months while simultaneously running track. Track was done so i started lifting weights, and boxing (I knew what I was doing I didn't just go in there and do the exercises wrong.) And the weight lifting made all my joints much worse. It got to a point where it was very bad, so I quit all physical activities and did nothing for about 5 months, the symptoms stayed relatively the same, In the past month I have been running 4 miles a day, but I never intentionally crack anymore. The lack of intentional cracking have made the symptoms SUBSIDE, but not disappear. (Even as I am sitting here typing this my shoulder cracks whenever I reach for the mouse.) Ive been taking 2 very hot showers a day which make me feel much better, so that's nice :D.I have been to...1 Orthopedic surgeon...-X Ray = Nothing-Bone scan with spectrum = Nothing1 Rheumatologist-Not Lime Disease-Not Rheumatoid Arthritis-Not lupus- (I was tested for many other things too, all negative sorry I can't remeber exactly all of them)1 Neurologist- "There is nothing wrong with you"1 Physical Therapist- I have never seen these symptoms in 30 years, go to a high end Pediatric Rheumotologist in the city....So... can someone give me some guidance? I don't know what to do anymore, who to go see, and the symptoms aren't going away, and it is just staying the same, I want very very badly to start boxing again and doing other forms of exercise other than running.If anyone can please give me any info I would appreciate it more than you could know,Sincerely,-DannyHi DannyI'm now 31 but when i was 16 I got a lot of pain in my shoulders and arms all of a sudden for no reason. The doctors couldn't figure it out at first but I saw another doctor and he said that it would go away by the time I was 21. I was given pain killers and anti inflammatory tablets as the pain was severe and had to sleep with both arms rested on pillows. They also encouraged me to do low impact sport like swimming. I suffered from this on and off for the following years and then around the age of 21 / 22 realised that I hadn't had any pain for a while. Crazy hey. I'd still say my arms are my weak spot if I get ill or in winter but they are generally ok now from what happened back then. Saying that I'm unfit at the moment and they have started hurting again so got to get my self active again!My ankle also used to make a loud click noise every step I walked for around a year and the doctor said it didn't mean I would ever get arthritis or anything and that sometimes it just happens and they can't really say why.Not much help to you maybe but I would try getting into swimming and why not try boxercise -it's not just for women and it gives you abit of the style of fitness you like but without the impact.all the bestKaty
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2010
    • 02:23 AM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. The good news is that cracking/snapping is not something to be worried about. It could be some instability in the joints causing the noise. This instability does not show up on tests. I like the weight lifting as more strength will add to joint stability. As for the shoulders I would avoid doing pec and deltoid work and for now focus on the rotator cuff. http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/shoulder-tendonitis-exercises.html I would also recommend avoiding boxing as this will add irritation to the shoulder and wrists. I would also avoid any movements or activities that cause cracking/snapping. Hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATChttp://www.joint-pain-solutions.com
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • December 10, 2010
    • 04:43 AM
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  • I had the same problem! over traing man. your traing way too much for your body to cope with , although you might be seeing good results muscularly , other parts of your body are being neglected such as ligaments joints and tendons and often small muscles like your rotator cuff. I am 21 years old and am still dealing with the aftermath of obsessive over training after 4 years. my advice to you would be to seriously consider reducing the amount of days you spend training and having proper rest in-between, this will actually help boost your gains in terms of muscle mass , as they get plenty of time to recover and grow constant training doesn’t allow for this. warming up your muscles gradually building up to the heavy weights in a work out is a good idea, stretching after each training session spend atleast an hour stretching on rest days all over your body not just areas which you have worked ! stretch absoloutly everything!! and you should see some positive results in the next year or so !
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  • Hi Danny!I know its been a while since your initial post. I have the same problems, with my shoulders, knees and hands (where they click when I make a fist. -not painful, But just annoying)Have your symptoms improved (in particular your hands)? How long did it take? And are you back to boxing?I am also an amateur boxer. Training 5- 6 days a week, and I need to get back to training as soon as possible for a big tournament coming up?Thanks!-EC
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  • Every time is lift my shoulders above my head my shoulder clicks, it doesn't hurt at first, but about 30 seconds after it clicks it feels sore (Similar to the feeling one has the day after they work out.) If i rotate my hand the tendon in my forearm snaps and clicks near my elbow. (it throbs after it cracks similar to my shoulder. I have limited motion in my wrist without it cracking. And whenever I fully extend my left knee i have a loud crack. All the bones in my hands grind and click when I make a fist inside a boxing glove, (Or if i hold onto a pillow or something very tightly) My hands and forearms also hurt much more after playing video games.I cannot even do a push-up without my shoulder/arm/elbow/wrist cracking. I'm not in severe pain, but it's annoying as ***l. Doing everyday things shouldn't involve pain and clicking and grinding, especially for a very healthy 17 year old male.I used to box 4 times a week, and lift weights 3 times a week. I was boxing for about 6 months while simultaneously running track. Track was done so i started lifting weights, and boxing (I knew what I was doing I didn't just go in there and do the exercises wrong.) And the weight lifting made all my joints much worse. It got to a point where it was very bad, so I quit all physical activities and did nothing for about 5 months, the symptoms stayed relatively the same, In the past month I have been running 4 miles a day, but I never intentionally crack anymore. The lack of intentional cracking have made the symptoms SUBSIDE, but not disappear. (Even as I am sitting here typing this my shoulder cracks whenever I reach for the mouse.) Ive been taking 2 very hot showers a day which make me feel much better, so that's nice :D.I have been to...1 Orthopedic surgeon...-X Ray = Nothing-Bone scan with spectrum = Nothing1 Rheumatologist-Not Lime Disease-Not Rheumatoid Arthritis-Not lupus- (I was tested for many other things too, all negative sorry I can't remeber exactly all of them)1 Neurologist- "There is nothing wrong with you"1 Physical Therapist- I have never seen these symptoms in 30 years, go to a high end Pediatric Rheumotologist in the city....So... can someone give me some guidance? I don't know what to do anymore, who to go see, and the symptoms aren't going away, and it is just staying the same, I want very very badly to start boxing again and doing other forms of exercise other than running.If anyone can please give me any info I would appreciate it more than you could know,Sincerely,-DannyI have the same problems and I am also an amateur boxer. How long did it take you to get better? Are you still recovering and when did you get back into boxing? My hands do this weird clicking thing too and click in and out of a fist with some of the fingers.I hope you're doing better Danny!
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  • I had the same problem! over traing man. your traing way too much for your body to cope with , although you might be seeing good results muscularly , other parts of your body are being neglected such as ligaments joints and tendons and often small muscles like your rotator cuff.!You are 100% correct. I have done the same to myself. Over training is so bad for the joints. I have a bad shoulder due to over training.
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    • August 22, 2011
    • 08:16 PM
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