Has anyone here had pain in their upper arm that clicked...

CurlswirlCurlswirl Registered Users Posts: 526
when you lifted up your arm? If you did, how was it treated? What type of tests were you given and what kind of doctor did you go to?

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  • WavyJanetWavyJanet Registered Users Posts: 105
    Yes. For me, I just had xrays. An MRI would have been next. I have inflammation due to an autoimmune disease, so I see a rheumatologist.

    Start with your regular doctor, and he should be able to tell whether it's your bones or your joints, and refer you to the right specialist.

    The xray was lots of fun -- ha, ha. One of the positions the technician wanted me to take was not physically possible for me at the time. The pictures came out o.k., though.

    Don't delay getting this checked out -- it's hard to wash your hair and get dressed if you can't lift your arms!
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Registered Users Posts: 526
    Thanks WavyJanet. The pain I have started after I tried to close window at an odd angle. I really need to get xrays soon. When I wake up the pain is terrible and I can't even do my yoga salutation to the sun. And yes it does make hairstyling and dressing difficult as well.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Sorry to hear about this, Curlswirl. I agree with WavyJanet that the first step is to see your regular dr.

    I had something called frozen shoulder which is quite common after 40. The symptom was just pain, very bad when I tried to raise my arm over my head. That may be what you have, or of course it could be something else, but sometimes a doctor can tell without x-rays. I didn't need x-rays, just physical therapy.

    It took me several weeks to heal. I hope you have something easy to treat. Please update us and good luck!
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Registered Users Posts: 526
    Thanks Curlypearl for the information about your experience with frozen shoulder. That could be what I have. I had told my GP about it a year ago and he wanted me to have xrays done on it . I am going to have the xrays done this summer.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    I hope it works out well for you. Please update! All the best to you.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,731 Curl Virtuoso
    I have a torn rotator cuff that clicks and hurts and makes it hard to lift my arm sometimes. It's been going on for a few years. I don't want to have surgery so I gave up my big landscaping jobs and try not to do alot of heavy lifting without a break. And when I'm working out I've shortened the amount of time I spend lifting weights.
    So far it's worked.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Registered Users Posts: 9,890 Curl Neophyte
    Sounds like a rotator cuff injury, quite common after 40. I put ice on mine, took ibuprofen and did this exercise

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    … and went back to yoga [gently] as soon as I was able. It cleared up pretty quickly.

    It is one of those injuries that will easily reoccur if you're not careful, so you'll have to watch out for it now.
  • WavyJanetWavyJanet Registered Users Posts: 105
    Thanks for the link, wild~hair. I'm always on the lookout for more exercises. My shoulder has mostly cleared up, but I need to increase my range of motion.

    Curlswurl, be sure to get your checkup! I had my shoulder frozen in place for almost a year. I'm so happy to be able to put my arm in my sleeve. I hope your injury can be cleared up, too.
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