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Crunching noise in arm when raised sideways, sore at night. Cause for crunching noise?

Hi i was wondering when i raise my arm sideways in hear crunching noises and i dont have much pain i have lots of strenght and full range of motion.Its only a bit sore at night.What ca cause that crunching noises.....I forgot to mention i started bodybuilding 5 months ago i didnt strech and warm up that much the first two months, i am very woried aboult catillage damage is it possible since i dont have more pain.......thanks
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

A grating or crunching noise arising during movements of a joint indicate degenerative changes in the articular surfaces ( wear and tear of the cartilage ).
Normally the joint surfaces are smooth ,so they wont produce any noise when they move over the other. But in a degenerated joint, the surfaces will be rough and hence will produce noise while they move.

In the initial stages, there may not be any symptoms.

Consult an orthopedic surgeon and follow his advice accordingly.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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THank for asking question to HCM, you did not mentioned, from where exactly you hear the noise, from elbow joint, from shoulder joint, from wrist joint, these are the joints which produces certain kind of nonspecific sound, having unclear pathophysiology, unless there is history of trauma or associated medical condition, you do not have such thing, so just take it easy it will go away , if not, then see the orthopedic surgeon,, Have nice day.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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