Q. How to treat my left shoulder joint that is making clicking sound after an injury?

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Mohammed Wajid
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This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 30, 2022


I had an injury on my left shoulder. The shoulder joint feels unstable and makes a clicking sound. What are your thoughts on this? Would a corrective surgery help?



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I read your query and understand your concern.

I have seen the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report of the injured shoulder (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and would like to suggest you the following-

1. You must take physiotherapy treatment in which passive exercises are given for fixing rotator cuff tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons).

2. You must try using the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) immediately following an injury to reduce pain and swelling. Once the swelling has gone down, and your arm is no longer painful to move, certain exercises can help you heal and prevent issues such as frozen shoulder or loss of range of motion.

3. You can do some exercises at home by yourself like- doorway stretch, side-lying rotation, high to low rows, reverse fly, and lawnmower pull.

I also suggest you visit the nearest physiotherapy center for treatment and exercise for 15 days. If there is no improvement after 15 days, I suggest you need corrective surgery, which will be the last option.

Thank you.

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