Shoulder injuries and Chiropractic

The a-c joint or (acromio-clavicular joint) is the joint between the collar bone and the shoulder blade. The a-c joint is often injured in contact sports following a fall on the point of the shoulder or on an outstretched hand. The injury usually results in immediate pain and often the clavicle/collar bone can be seen sticking up abnormally far on the injured side. More severe separations of the a-c joint will leave a permanent bump over the joint. The standard treatment of an a-c separation is bracing with a shoulder sling. Rehab exercises focus on strength of the deltoids, traps and pectorals. It is usually a good idea to wear some type of padding over the joint for contact sports after a separation.

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