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Inflammation of the sac of fluid that cushions
and lubricates the joint area between one bone and another bone, a tendon, or
the skin (bursitis).
Inflammation of the tough,
ropelike fibers that connect muscles to bones (tendinitis).
A broken bone (fracture).
Separation of the shoulder, which occurs when the
outer end of the collarbone (clavicle) separates from the end (acromion) of the
shoulder blade because of torn ligaments. This injury occurs most often from a
blow to a shoulder or a fall onto a shoulder or outstretched hand or
Pulling or pushing bones out of their normal relationship to
the other bones that make up the shoulder joint (dislocation).
If you do not have any pain at the time of a snap or pop, it may mean
a ligament moved out of its normal position but did not tear. Shoulder grating
may occur with joint movement in other conditions, such as
bursitis, or a
torn rotator cuff. If you had no symptoms other than
the snapping, popping, or grating sound or feeling, home treatment is usually
all that is needed.
Prompt treatment is important to promote healing and prevent
Jan Nissl, RN, BS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
John G. Kloss, MD - Orthopedic Surgery and Fractures, Hand and Microvascular Surgery
September 19, 2009
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September 19, 2009
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