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Shoulder Problem

When I rotate my right arm in a full circle, forward or backward, my shoulder “clicks” at one particular point when my arm is pointing at about 75 degrees toward the ceiling and behind me. It has done this for as long as I can remember, and sometimes produces minor pain when doing lateral/front raises. Could this be a muscle imbalance? Can anybody suggest ways to remedy this sort of thing? Admittedly, I train shoulders less frequently than other body parts. Thanks!

Go see a chiropractor & get it worked on. Also start working your overhead (press, push press, etc) & rotator cuff a lot.

I have the same problem. Believe it or not there is a small bone that has to be worked on. I was told not to use more than 5 lb dumbells for six weeks. It seems to be working. Lie on your stomach and extend your arms straight overhead & lift the dumbell slightly do about 3 sets of 10. Next lie on your side with the dumbell by your stomach and extend half way up & back down. Find out more exercises from your doctor. If you start now you will be ready to go in 6 weeks. Good Luck.

Just about everyone i know has a clicking in their shoulder. Mine comes from multiple shoulder separations from playing football. The head athletic trainer says that its a damaged labrum from the separations.