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Shoulders Keep Popping After Accident

Old 05-26-14, 08:00 AM
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Shoulders Keep Popping After Accident

Hey guys. Was never a "serious" cyclist in terms of equipment, but I love to ride everywhere. As I was doing so on the way to work 6 weeks ago, a car came through a red light fast and wham, I got it pretty good.

I got hit pretty fast but fortunately it was a little sports coupe and I rolled up over the top of it and flew up in the air, maybe another 5 feet over the car or a little over 10 feet total before I landed on my left shoulder. The only injury they found at the hospital was a crushed left clavicle, which wasn't painful at all in comparison to all the major bruising and swelling etc.

So now the collarbone is tied back up and I'm basically functional and riding again (a lot more cautiously now), but now both of my shoulders are constantly popping and stuff.

My question is if this is a normal experience for anyone that has been in an accident. I've already maxed out the auto owners insurance policy for medical coverage after the ER bills came, because of the cat scans and full body x rays. Its not painful now so I don't know I want to go back to orthopedic doctors out of pocket if its just something due to muscle atrophy or normal recovery.

Thanks, and be careful guys!
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Old 05-26-14, 08:06 AM
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I got knocked over in a slow speed accident, and hit on my shoulder. Sore for quite a while while I did my own therapy. It seemed to "pop" for quite a while but went away in time.
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Old 05-26-14, 08:12 AM
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That was kind of what I was thinking, although I shattered a collarbone 20 years ago when I hit a bump top speed and flipped over the handlebars, and its been long enough that I don't remember the side effects other than how hard it is to find a sleeping position like it was now.
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Old 05-29-14, 01:28 PM
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wifey's shoulders would pop when she was pregnant but they became more stable some time after giving birth. I suspect physical therapy for that area will help strengthen / tighten the connective / supportive ligaments & muscles. it helped wifey. did all that coverage include some physical therapy sessions? you might be able to look up procedures on the internet and buy your own band or use an old tube
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If you have strained/stretched some ligaments then yes this is normal.
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