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    GunnyHighway is offline Senior Member
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    Anyone have any idea what this issue is? Whenever I do push-ups my shoulder grinds like its full of gravel. I can actually hear it and feel it, although it's not painful. It has done this for several years now. It's primarily my right shoulder, although my left is starting to do it now too. It doesn't do it when I press overhead. Like i said it's not painful or a problem with any other activity so I haven't bothered with a doctor. Any idea what causes this?

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    I've had similar issue w/ elbows and this article set me straight. Adjusting hand placement/shoulder angle did wonders. Might help w/ shoulders I don't know.

    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...article_period

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    Funny noises from the shoulder is common. From other posts I have read I gather that there is no problem provided that there is no pain. I had grinding noises in my shoulder awhile back when I did MPs - but over time that went away. It could be age related. I see "Gunny" Highway - if you were/are a gunny in the USMC - you are getting up there age-wise. Better to keep movement in the shoulder (without pain) than to stop the movement - as arthritis can set in. Do shoulder mobility drills (Super Joints, etc...) before and after your push ups..Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffreyLevens View Post
    I've had similar issue w/ elbows and this article set me straight. Adjusting hand placement/shoulder angle did wonders. Might help w/ shoulders I don't know.

    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...article_period
    That's a pretty interesting article but the part that floored me was the video at end of the dude doing planche clapping push-ups. Wow!

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    I'm experiencing this one too. Quite worried? I thought its just normal.

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    Gunny,
    The most likely source for your "funny noises" is the glenohumeral joint itself. As a physician, shoulder issues with and without pain are a very common presentation. NEVER let pain serve as the sole reason to seek out physician consultation. Osteosarcomas, tendon ruptures and even infection can present as non-painful and functional. Try performing push-ups with "packed" shoulder positioning with hand position adjacent to the nipples and elbows as close to the body as possible. Let me know how you do. I hope this helps.

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    Not a doctor, but, I agree seeing a real physician is the best advice given in the thread. I have some clicking/popping when bench pressing...the MD found a shoulder spur and recommended alternatives including stopping bench pressing. That was ten yrs ago and no surgery.

    I've got a neighbor who was having issues with his shoulder...grinding noises, popping, but, he chose to do "mobility" exercises, take supplements and on & on. He ended up with two shoulder surgeries: the first to clean up his shoulder to include removing a spur and reattach a nearly shredded biceps tendon. The second was to repair his rotator cuff which he injured by trying some mobility exercises the Ortho didn't recommend while trying to work on recovery.

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