Hey All, I am worried and need some help!
I underwent arthroscopic surgery (Bankart with Capsular Shift) for shoulder instability 14 weeks ago. I was in a sling for 6 weeks and then started physio. By now I should be able to have full range of motion. The problem is that when I move my arm all the way back (as if im hugging) then up above my head, there is popping by the AC joint. The same popping happens anytime I have my arm in the position where I would be in court under oath with my hand in the air...like throwing a baseball. If i go back and forth I can feel popping. If i try to raise my hands sideways and reach up the pop is loud and uncomfortable but there is no pain. I can definitely feel something moving around though.
I went to see my surgeon last week because I thought there was a problem with the surgery but he informed me at that point that its the AC joint and he had nothing to do with that. This never happened before surgery....I was able to bench and do military press with no problem, as well as having full ROM, but the surgery was to prevent dislocations.
My surgeon said he thinks its because I have loose joints in general and my shoulder is stiff, causing the popping/moving and it should go away eventually. He is a douche though and I don't really trust him. He would say things like "well do you need to make that motion for work?" and I would tell him, "no, but the whole point of this surgery is so I can play with my kids and throw a fackin football one day and now this is a new problem in the way of that".
Does anyone here know if this sounds normal? Has anyone experienced this? I'm pissed because I can't get back my range because of this....physio is going slow.
Ps. it seems like the AC joint location but the doc only looked at it quickly so maybe there's another explanation?
Thanks for any help!