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Jason Lopez-Ota 11-17-2006 04:40 PM

My left shoulder catches and pops when it passes my ear everytime I rotate my arm backwards. I get some pain from it while working out, I noticed it today while doing jumping pullups. I've heard about this problem a while back at another place. Anyone have any idea how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

Jason Carriveau 11-17-2006 09:36 PM

tendonitis?

Jason Lopez-Ota 11-18-2006 09:04 PM

No I don't think so.

Christian Lemburg 11-22-2006 04:08 AM

Could be tight/cramped rotator cuff muscles or rhomboids.

Massage, looking for hard lumps of tissue (feeling like a rubber cable). If you find them, massage deep and with lots of pressure. Yes, it will hurt.

See [url=http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/14941.html]http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/14941.html[/url] for more info about how and why to massage.

Use a wall hook (see [url=http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/17712.html]http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/27/17712.html[/url]) for easier massage.

See [url=http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Rhomboid.jpg]http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Rhomboid.jpg[/url], [url=http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Supraspinatus.jpg]http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Supraspinatus.jpg[/url], [url=http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Infraspinatus.jpg]http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Infraspinatus.jpg[/url], [url=http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Subscapularis.jpg]http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Subscapularis.jpg[/url], and [url=http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Teres_Minor.jpg]http://triggerpoints.net/userfiles/Teres_Minor.jpg[/url] for anatomy and likely spots.

You can massage the subscapularis by sitting down, letting the affected arm hang down, inserting the other hand into the armpit and pressing the fingertips upward, inward, and slightly back.

Good luck, and fast recovery,

Christian


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