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When Something Breaks/Snaps...


#1

When something breaks/snaps (in your shoulder, chest, etc. or some tendon), is it all of a sudden, or do you first get pain, inflammation, loss of performance etc. for some time (weeks, months) prior?

Thank you very much,
Eisen


#2

It can be either. It could be an acute, sudden trauma where there is a quick and sudden damage to the tissue. Or it could be a chronic issue where degeneration over time causes damage to the tissue.