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I heard a popping noise in my right upper arm. For a couple

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I heard a popping noise in my right upper arm. For a couple of days I could barely move my arm because of the pain. Some movement cause no pain, but others are painful and I feel a rolling sensation in my arm. What do you think is wrong?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.

Have you had a fall / lifted weights / got injured ?

Do you have any swelling / redness over the area ?

Have you seen a doctor / had any tests ?

Do you have arthritis / any other disease ?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I lift 5lbs each arm in the morning. I have not fallen or injured myself. I have no swelling or reness and have not seen a doctor or had any tests. I have minimal osteoarthritis in my hands and feet.

Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.
Did this popping noise start when you lifted the weights ?

Do you have discomfort raising your arm above your head ?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have pain when raising my arm above my head, but the most painful is moving my arm to the right of my body.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.

This is most probably an injury to the joint capsule / labrum of the shoulder.

This is the cartilage of the shoulder joint.

This can also be a ligamantous / muscular injury.

You need to avoid lifting weights and try to keep the arm immobilized by using a shoulder sling.

This will rest your shoulder and help it heal.

Applying Ice intermittently would help with the pain.

Ideally you should see an Orthopedician and have an X ray to look for a bony injury / dislocation and an MRI of the shoulder to look for a soft tissue tear.

I hope this answer helps you.

Kind Regards,

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