I’m a high school football player (Left Tackle and D Tackle), and I have this recurring problem with both of my shoulders.
Sometimes, when I hit someone (with my hands, not shoulder pads) my shoulder gets a real strange jolt of pain in it instantly. It’s kind of like my arm is dead and it’s really hard to lift my arm and it hurts when I do. If I can get my arm moving around in circles, the pain and stiffness recede somewhat, but my shoulder hurts for a few days after if I lift it too high.
Also, it tends to make a lot of cracking and popping sounds for a while afterwards.
Any idea what this is? It usually happens during pass protection, but it has happened on defense and when I wrestled. Any advice would be much appreciated.