Hi ladies and gents,
I’m a little bit worried about my shoulder at the moment because the joint feels like it’s popping and crunching when I move it in certain planes. There is no pain but surely all the crunching isn’t a good sign? The top of my shoulder also feels a little bit swollen to the touch but I could be imagining it.
To give you a bit of background, I do 3-4 upper body weights sessions a week (I don’t do a seven-day split), and I usually do 3-4 sledgehammer sessions a week for conditioning. The crunching seemed to start in the evening after a sledgehammer session (I’m not sure when it came on) and is most noticeable when I draw my arm diagonally upwards and across my body.
In terms of shoulder injuries in the past, I sprained my AC joint (same shoulder) 2 years ago but it has since fully healed and I’m generally very careful of my shoulder health. This doesn’t feel at all similar to that.
I’d be interested if anyone has had similar problems in the past and knows which way to go from here. For now I’m taking anti-inflammatories just to be safe, icing it, and being very careful with my ROM on upper body movements.
Thanks in advance,
p.s. I attached the unrelated pic as a reward for those who took the time to offer some advice!