Why Do My Shoulders Click, Pop, Grind, and Crack?
When I was young I used to play sports like soccer and basketball. One day while playing with friends one of them told me something really interesting: “You have a bad habit of shoulder cracking.”
What does that mean exactly?
Well it means that your shoulders are constantly moving back and forth during exercises. And it’s not just your shoulders; it’s your whole body.
The reason why you might experience shoulder cracking is because of the way you’re training. You may be doing some type of overhead pressing or pull ups, which cause your arms to go up and down (or even rotate). If you do these movements too much, then eventually they will hurt!
So what can you do to prevent this from happening?
How To Prevent Shoulder Cracking During Exercises?
There are several ways to prevent shoulder cracking during exercises. The first thing you need to do is stop doing those types of movements. There are many other exercises that don’t involve any rotation or upward movement of the arm. These include dumbbell curls, pushups, dips, and rows. Also try doing some light stretching before and after each exercise session so that your muscles get a rest from all the activity.
Another thing you can do is try to space out your exercise sessions throughout the week. For example, if you normally go to the gym 4 times a week then try going 3 times a week instead. This will give each muscle group more time to recover from all the wear and tear that it’s going through.
Should I See a Doctor about My Shoulder Cracking?
The last thing you want to do is get an injury from cracking your shoulder too much during exercise. Also, it never hurts to consult a medical professional before doing any strenuous exercise routines. A doctor will be able to tell you if your shoulder pain is caused by cracking during exercise or something else. For example, you might have torn a muscle or have arthritis in your shoulder joint. In this case, you should probably start taking some anti-inflammatory drugs and try to lose weight if you are overweight.
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