Do you sometimes hear cracking or grating noises coming from various joints in your body? If you’re not the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz you might wonder if this is ok. There are some things in life we cannot control, such as time and the aging process.
While we all might experience painless clicking or cracking of the shoulder at sometime in our lives, considered a common phenomenon (the cause of which is not exactly known but it is thought to be caused by sudden pressures in the joints), painful clicking or popping of the shoulder is more likely to be of a pathological nature causing inflammation, stiffness and mobility problems in the more extreme cases.
Waking up with severe shoulder pain really isn’t the best way to kick start your day. It can be quite alarming to find yourself waking up with shoulder pain from sleeping that wasn’t there before, especially when you go to bed fully intending to get a solid 7 hours of sleep and waking up feeling nice and refreshed.