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When There's Something Moving...


#1

...under your skin at your joints, what does it indicate?

For example I recently acquired a right shoulder problem. When I place my left hand near the right AC joint and internally rotate the right shoulder, I can feel something (perhaps tendon/ligament) moving under the skin and there's some faint rumbling noise. What can I "diagnose" based on this fact? Why if one of my joint hurts it's always accompanied by some movement?

Thanks!


#2

It could mean several things, but the simplest explanation is that you have inflammation of a tendon crossing/around that joint and it is more pronounced and rubbing due to the inflammation. In your specific situation, if you were to go with the explanation I just gave, it would probably be your biceps tendon.

But again, this is based off of some very vague information given by you and without a physical evaluation. So if you want a definitive answer, I'd recommend going to see a doctor or therapist to be evaluated in person.


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#4

Based on my (limited) sensory perception, if there's no redness, immobility, swelling, and heat, but only slight pain, could a problematic joint be still inflammed?

I don't really need definitive answer BTW just want to satisfy my curiosity :wink:


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