With a clunking shoulder the Guru advises Christine to get better control of her shoulder muscles

April 27, 2015


I was involved in a car accident several months ago and have been dealing with a lot of neck / upper body stiffness and pain.  My right shoulder is always tight and still unable to lift above my head.

I’ve been working with a kinesiologist and doing a lot of strengthening and stretching but I’m having alot of shoulder clunking and crackling with movement especially when raising arm up.  Its hard to tell if my flare-ups are related.

Any help is much appreciated.


April 27, 2015

Hi Christine

Not sure I get your drift. You have flare ups of pain or less movement or stiffness or clunking?

More info please.

The Guru

Six Physio
Christine replies:

Just wondering if i should be concerned about my shoulder clunking.  I dont have pain with the clunking but i have pain stiffness and pain after doing exercise.  Meaning flareups.

The Guru:


Clicking or clunking without pain is not a problem. Pain with, maybe!

The stiffness is most likely to be due to a chronic, ongoing inflammatory process – you need to deal with this part by getting better control of (not just exercising) your muscles around your shoulder.

Good luck

The Guru

Six Physio

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