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Pop from AC Joint in Bottom Position of Military Press


#1

Yesterday I was military pressing with a wider than shoulder width grip. Exercise was preformed with scapulae retracted and slow eccentric. I was doing light sets at only 95 lbs and as I went through the eccentric, I had a kind of awful “pop” as I got to the bottom position. It felt like a good thing initially, but the complex in my first rib, neck, and clavicle has been uncomfortable since.

I can reach over head with no issues, but leaving my arm hanging can irritate the soreness/discomfort. I’m inclined to thing it may have been a good thing or a correction, but can’t figure out what happened or how to remedy the pain.


#2

Pretty sure the good pops and cracks are from mobilisation of the spine not so much the shoulders lel

Probably go see a physical therapist / physiotherapist for a proper diagnosis.

If you can be bothered a quick google/YouTube search can come up with common shoulder issues e.g. impingement related or acromioclavicular joint injury. Find those that present similarly to your symptoms. Lastly a quick search will come up with appropriate tests which are simple enough to do yourself