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Popping sensation after shoulder injury may be serious

Q. About two months ago I was playing flag football and reached behind me to grab the ball and someone ran into my arm. I felt a sharp pain and a pop. I went to the urgent care and they took X-rays, which were normal. I was given a sling and told I had a sprain and I should get better in a few days. The pain improved quickly and I felt good most of the time. Sometimes when I try to grab something quickly, however, I feel a snap in my shoulder and pain. After a few minutes I feel fine again. The snapping is not going away and it is annoying. If the X-rays were fine, why am I still having this problem and what should I do?

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Snapping hip when you run may mean tight muscles

Q. I am a 42-year-old runner who has snapping on the side of my right hip. When I run and flex my knee, I feel a snap. Sometimes it hurts when it snaps. I did not injure it and it has gradually come on two months ago. I can still run but have had to cut down my mileage. It is getting annoying and I am also concerned if it is safe to run. What is my next step?

About Dr. Harlan Selesnick

Dr. Harlan Selesnick

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Dr. Harlan Selesnick is in private practice in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. He answers your questions about sports injuries.

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