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Shoulder Clicking

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  • Posted By: rothman
  • March 12, 2007
  • 11:26 PM

For about a period of a year, I have had chronic shoulder pain, which had inhibited me from progressing in weight lifting. Recently I saw my doctor, and got an MRI and X-ray to find that I have a swollen and inflamed AC joint and no tears in my shoulder. My current symptoms show slight tenderness when putting any light pressure on the top of my shoulder and constant clicking if I rotate my shoulder inward. There is also somewhat of a grinding sensation in my shoulder when I rotate my arm in this fassion. He recomended that I take a few months off from lifting and doing any pressure exercises on that area of the shoulder, while taking two doses of anti inflamatory medication daily, one in the evening and night. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there recomendations that anyone has for the recovery process?

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  • For about a period of a year, I have had chronic shoulder pain, which had inhibited me from progressing in weight lifting. Recently I saw my doctor, and got an MRI and X-ray to find that I have a swollen and inflamed AC joint and no tears in my shoulder. My current symptoms show slight tenderness when putting any light pressure on the top of my shoulder and constant clicking if I rotate my shoulder inward. There is also somewhat of a grinding sensation in my shoulder when I rotate my arm in this fassion. He recomended that I take a few months off from lifting and doing any pressure exercises on that area of the shoulder, while taking two doses of anti inflamatory medication daily, one in the evening and night. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there recomendations that anyone has for the recovery process?I am a Physical Therapist. It sounds like you have a combination of a few things.Firstly, you likely have degeneration of the AC joint from years of wear and tear. Secondly, it sounds like you may have some early osteoarthritis of the shoulder socket itself. Only an x-ray and/or MRI can fully diagnose this. The fact that you are tender directly on the AC joint is not really a good thing for prognosis.Treatment can be: conservative Physical Therapy for proper strengthening, posture correction, etc. Or surgery, where they cut out the AC joint and reattach the collarbone to the front of the shoulderblade. This can be done arthroscopically or sometimes through a small incision. You may also need to have your shoulder scoped for debridement of arthritis. Chris
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  • my shoulder clicks when i do lateral raises in the gym (hands down by side, lifting weights directly up to the side of my body) it doesn't hurt at all, but theres a big click noise about half way up, it's ben like it for ages, and wondering what it is, as it's getting worse!
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  • if you guys have been lifting then try doing more back workoutstoo much chest and not enough back causes shoulders to roll in
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  • my shoulder clicks when i do lateral raises in the gym (hands down by side, lifting weights directly up to the side of my body) it doesn't hurt at all, but theres a big click noise about half way up, it's ben like it for ages, and wondering what it is, as it's getting worse! You will come to a time when that clicking while add pain as an effect of your excessive exercise. Take a break and work-out by small periods of time each day. It is best if you have 3-5 small training performances rather than 1-2 huge excessive performance which is the cause of your shoulder clicking. Also notice that if you are thin, your joints will not have enough strength to support the pressure you are applying on them, so try to fatten up before you decide to gain some muscular mass. I speak by personal experience so trust me, I know what I´m talking about.If you do get any pain stop any kind of exercise IMMEDIATLY on that part of your body and apply ice rubbed in leather for 15 minutes each day and also do some non excessive stretching exercises. Best of lucks =)
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    • October 15, 2009
    • 06:02 PM
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  • You will come to a time when that clicking while add pain as an effect of your excessive exercise. Take a break and work-out by small periods of time each day. It is best if you have 3-5 small training performances rather than 1-2 huge excessive performance which is the cause of your shoulder clicking. Also notice that if you are thin, your joints will not have enough strength to support the pressure you are applying on them, so try to fatten up before you decide to gain some muscular mass. I speak by personal experience so trust me, I know what I´m talking about.If you do get any pain stop any kind of exercise IMMEDIATLY on that part of your body and apply ice rubbed in leather for 15 minutes each day and also do some non excessive stretching exercises. Best of lucks =)hi, im a 31 yr old woman and i have a problem with my shoulders too, both click and grind and makes a very loud noise, its very painful and swells at times and have sleepless nites , have to rest alot, cant lift much.. ive been in and out of hospital for 16yrs , had a cam in my shoulder, steriod injections, physio endless times, mri scan , xrays,, tried tens machine,, accupuncture,, painkillers,, u name it and nothing helps, the phsiotherapists iv seen have all sed the same ,,, nothing they can do !! and the specialists havent a clue! im now seeing yet another physiotherapist , which is pointless in my eyes,, any1 any ideas,,, im really fed u now.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 06:28 PM
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  • For about a period of a year, I have had chronic shoulder pain, which had inhibited me from progressing in weight lifting. Recently I saw my doctor, and got an MRI and X-ray to find that I have a swollen and inflamed AC joint and no tears in my shoulder. My current symptoms show slight tenderness when putting any light pressure on the top of my shoulder and constant clicking if I rotate my shoulder inward. There is also somewhat of a grinding sensation in my shoulder when I rotate my arm in this fassion. He recomended that I take a few months off from lifting and doing any pressure exercises on that area of the shoulder, while taking two doses of anti inflamatory medication daily, one in the evening and night. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there recomendations that anyone has for the recovery process?Im only 13 and I get the same thing. It happens all the time and I cant control it! I have had it for a year and I went to my doctors and got a blood test and they saod everything was fine. I really dont like it. I dont do any weight lifting at all I dont know how it happend. Also whenever i move my legs my knees crack all the time and also sometimes one of my anckles crack when I stade up and let my anhle stay in the same place but move my leg to get rid of the crack from making my anhle vibrate to tell its ready to crack. And yes I drink plenty of milk
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist and would highly recommend seeing a physical therapist to help get you back to your previous level of activity. There are mobilizations, exercises, and modalities that can help reduce your pain. To learn more about ac joint issues, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/ac-joint-pain.html hope this helps
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • August 21, 2010
    • 04:01 AM
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  • I agree with JTrempe and would suggest seeing a physiotherapist to assist with treatment of an AC Joint Sprain. It is important to note however that an X-ray can not rule out injuries such as a Rotator Cuff Tear or a labral tear which can contribute to pain and clicking of the shoulder. Hope that helps, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com
    PhysioAdvisor 93 Replies
    • August 26, 2010
    • 01:16 AM
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  • I also have clicking and popping in both my shoulders. I'm 57, female. I tore my right shoulder in my twenties when I was distracted using a lat machine, and my hands were too wide apart on the bar as I pulled it down. The pain is only occassionally worse, but it improves with daily small arm circles in front of the body and to the side, but keeping the arms low, the hands below the waist as you make small circles. Also, stretch every day. Make the stretch movements slow and luxurious. In exercising with weights, if I slow the movement down, especially at the popping place, so slow there is no pop, there seems to be less injury afterwards. I've never sought diagnosis, I figured I tore something in my rotator cuff. But I had always thought it would eventually heal and go away. It hasn't, but it does diminish with gentle slow movement. Good luck to all who suffer from this aggrevating problem.
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    • January 27, 2011
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  • I agree with JTrempe and would suggest seeing a physiotherapist to assist with treatment of an AC Joint Sprain. It is important to note however that an X-ray can not rule out injuries such as a Rotator Cuff Tear or a labral tear which can contribute to pain and clicking of the shoulder. Hope that helps, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.comhi, im 18 and i have had my knees click when i bend them every since i can remember. they don't hurt as a result of the clicking but it does give rise to some concern. also i have noticed that when i do lateral raises with dumbells along with simply rotating my arms forwards and backwards that i get a clicking, grinding and clunking noises. my mum is a physiotherapist and she suggested that i havent developed core shoulder muscles yet and should focus on arm rotations and to develope them. but the arm rotations result in the same clicking, grinding and clunking. as i said there is no pain and i can do shoulder press without any of these clunking problems, neither is there any swelling. is there something i can do to stop these occurences?
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  • I agree with JTrempe and would suggest seeing a physiotherapist to assist with treatment of an AC Joint Sprain. It is important to note however that an X-ray can not rule out injuries such as a Rotator Cuff Tear or a labral tear which can contribute to pain and clicking of the shoulder. Hope that helps, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com hi, im 18 and have had clicking in my knees when i bend them for as long as i remember. there is no pain or swelling that results from this but understandbly it is of some concer. Along with this a clicking, grinding and clunking sensation happens in my shoulder whenever i do lateral raises. Again this does not result in any pain or inflamation but i was wondering whether there is a reason behind this occurence and if there is anything i can do to prevent it.My mother is a physiotherapist and suggested that i do arm rotations to build some core shoulder muscles that i might be lacking due to no exercise being done for this area. but the arm rotations result in the same sensations fo clicking, grinding and clunking. still no pain. i was wondering what the reason behind this would be?
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  • Hi this is suppose to be a quote but i didnt know how else to post this where you would see it, I have neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, and like on the side of my butt. I have had it for two years and my shoulder always cracks and so does my neck its also hard to rotate my hip sometimes. I still work out and it actually helps it and I have a very active job its when I relax i feel everything... I have no insurance and am low on money so I have not gone to the doctor.. please help
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  • I have seen G.P,   Orthopedic and Reaumatologist all say im ok but im acctually not , I have had xray and MRI It says im all ok.my pain started in my left shoulder 3 years ago and it has severly increased to other shoulder, hip and neck now feels like every week or month  The pain comes to new body part now.. feels like my bone is GRINDING  With each other.. Ill appreciate if you help me in this. my wrist ankels and thunps also make popping sounds but they are painless.
    All my reports are ok
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