Post # 1
I have noticed when I am doing pull-ups, that I hear popping and grinding noises coming from my left shoulder and shoulder blade. It isn’t painful, but feels unnatural and weird. Sometimes my right shoulder also does this when I am lifting weights, but it is far more common in the left shoulder.
Any other fitness bees run into this issue?
Post # 3
I have that in my toes- when I flex my big toes you can hear a grinding noise. I have no idea what it is, I mentioned it to a doctor once and they said there wasn’t really a problem as long as it wasn’t causing me any pain.
Post # 4
I get that sometimes when doing certain moves. I wouldn’t worry about it unless it is hurting you. I think it’s just a weird muscle movement.
Post # 5
What type of grip do you use when you hear the grinding?
That is usually not a good sound to hear and often a change in form can help prevent it from causing any damage to your joints! If you are not already doing wide grip – widen your grip and have your palms facing away from you in your grip. Also make sure your elbows are always in line with your body when doing wide grip pull-ups don’t let your elbows point forward or backwards.
I hope this helps
Post # 6
I have the same thing in parts of my body (knees, hips, ESP my toes) – I was a dancer for a long time though and I know mine is caused by tendonitis – my whole body’s riddled with it. Not saying that’s what’s causing yours but if you’re worried about it, just have it checked out next time you’re at your reg. Dr’s appt.
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
@FutureMrsMartin – I do pull-ups with a variety of grips following the P90X program. I do wide grip, close grip, and palms facing forward and towards me. Some of them cause the shoulder grind to be worse, such as the close grip pull ups. I will pay more attention the next time I am doing pull-ups. Like you alluded to, there could be something wrong with my form!
@Dancy – I think I will mention it the next time I am at the docs. Thanks!