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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
`Snapping` in neck/shoulder
What does it mean when there is a "snapping", like a rubber band in your neck/shoulder?
The most common cause of a "snapping" sensation in the neck and shoulder is due to ligaments rubbing over bony prominences or inflamed tendons that rub over bony prominences. If this is a painful snapping, it should be evaluated by a physician, but it is still most likely representative of a benign ligamentous or tendinous cause.
Charles Webster, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati