Are you experiencing ongoing shoulder pain, especially when lifting your arm overhead or reaching for objects? Chances are you have already visited your GP, and the injection they administered for your ACJ (acromioclavicular joint injury) pain has not helped at all.  

Well, you are not alone. Shoulder pain is one of the most common issues we deal with, and the good news is that we are here to help get you back to your normal daily activities – pain-free! 

We understand that true healing for an acromioclavicular sprain goes beyond simply treating the symptoms. In this blog, let us take a closer look at the source of your pain and how we can help to heal your AC injury.  

Understanding Your Shoulder Joint 

At the top of your shoulder, the collarbone meets the shoulder blade at a point called the acromion. The joint between these two bones is called the AC (acromioclavicular) joint and is susceptible to sprains and injury. Loss of cartilage, wear and tear, and arthritis are just some of the causes of an AC sprain. Sportspeople involved in throwing sports, swimming, and weightlifting can experience an acromioclavicular joint tear or require dislocated ac joint treatment. 

Our Approach To Your ACJ Pain 

Our approach begins with a thorough diagnosis, using comprehensive assessments to understand your unique situation. We will conduct a thorough examination, including orthopaedic, neurological, and functional evaluations. We will also take an extensive history of your activities and prior conditions into account.  

From there, we design a personalised treatment plan for you, focusing on your goals of pain relief, improved mobility, better posture, and enhanced functionality. 

Our modern treatment framework combines various techniques and therapies to promote your recovery, from manual therapy to corrective exercises. But it doesn’t stop there. We are committed to providing you with knowledge, awareness, and the tools you need to understand your body better and take control of your healing journey. 

What Can You Look Forward To? 

With our holistic approach to AC joint tears and other shoulder pains, you can experience the following results: 

  • Reduction in acute or chronic pain 
  • Better performance in throwing and swimming sports 
  • Better sleep 
  • Reduced reliance on medication for pain relief 
Make an appointment today at MVMT Sports Chiropractic and let us help you relieve the pain from your acromioclavicular joint sprain or injury.