Seems like lately my sternum has been popping if I move my shoulders a certain way or stretch. No pain just a popping, feels like maybe cartilege expanding? I know it has to do with wieght lifting because It never did this until I started... Is this bad? or is it just normal for this to happen?
Mine does it all of the time, before I started lifting weights. So thats not the problem. It's probably something with your cervical spine being out alignment, because as soon as I go to the chiro my popping stops.
Mine used to do that during military presses but i haven't done them for nearly a year so not sure if it would still happen.
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It sounds like it's popping where the cartilage from one or more ribs meets the sternum. They're called the sternocostal articulations or joints. I used to be able to lean back in a chair with my arms over my head and make one pop on the right.
I'm not sure why a chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine would make it go away. The neck vertebrae have essentially nothing to do with the ribs. Maybe it had an effect on the alignment of the thoracic spine as well, and changed how that particular rib articulated with its vertebra.
errm, it might also be the costochondral junction instead of sternocostal joint. That's where the cartilage meets the rib. Which word is correct depends on which bone the cartilage meets.
Last edited by Delphi; 04-14-2002 at 09:26 PM.
days after dips and military pressess are when it does it most often. Im assuming this isnt a big deal then.
I've never heard of it being a problem. You can get a nasty inflammation called chondritis where the cartilage is inflamed. Takes a long time to heal. As long as it's not hurting you're probably alright.