I have multidirectional shoulder instability (diagnosed by the specialist ~ 5 yrs ago)
I know my labrum or tendons or ligaments are like "spaghetti" as the specialist told me back then.
I wonder if I have a "bankart lesion."
Also, I'm trying to find out why I have to "crack/snap" my shoulder back into place almost everyday & I'm wondering if it's bad for my ligaments/tendons, etc, everytime I do that. Or is that just like cracking my knuckles.
Does anyone else crack/snap their shoulder back into place like myself? It's not as if it feels semi-dislocated, but it's just not in the "ideal" spot, so I pull my arm towards my body & my "bad" arm is bent 90 degrees (as if my hand was over my heart.)
I do the rotator cuff exercises w/ a theraband every day.
I was diagnosed with that myself and I'm currectly in an immobilizer from surgery i had almost a month ago. The crack you're feeling is youur arm slipping out of the socket. Your humerous arm bone connects into the glenoid socket and the buffer is called the labrun. Wrapped around that is your glenohumeral ligaments, the "noodle" ligaments that are loose. My surgery made those tighter.
Your shoulder is still loose so your arm is basically coming out of your socket because nothing is holding it in place. It is doing damage to your labrum at least and could be hurting your bones. I'd go back to see an orthopedic surgeon if you're still not better after five years. I had horrible side effects from mine not healing including winged and snapping scapula and myofascial pain syndrome because all me other muscles were trying to compensate.