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Posted by: gee | 2005/01/04

Shoulder "clicking" in and out

Hi, Happy new year to all.

A Month back, doing weight training, i felt my left shoulder acting up a bit, so i stopped. But now since then, whenever i lift my arm beyond the 90' point, it clicks, and once i put it down again, another click. Sort of like in and out of joint.
There isn't much pain but it does hurt a bit and it definetely makes any movement with that arm very difficult.
I put my right hand over it when it happens, and i feel this "in and out" on the top of my shoulder, in the middle.
Please can you tell me what it could be and what i should do about it?

Thanks a lot

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Hi Gee

Chances are you have overworked one of the shoulder muscles so it is pulling tight and the joint is then pulled off course while you are doing the movement. I reckon the best thing you can start with is go for a good massage where they focus on your shoulder and neck.

Douglas

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