Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis

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Treating Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen

What is it?

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis is a degeneration of the joint at the top of the shoulder where the acromion meets the clavicle. AC Joint Arthritis most often affects middle-aged people and is caused by overuse of the shoulder. Some occupations such as construction workers or painters are among those that see this condition.

Symptoms

Typically you will see pain at the front of the shoulder or over the joint, you will have limited range of motion, and sometimes will notice popping or snapping sounds when you move the arm.

Treatment

Treatments include injections, NSAID’s, use of a splint or brace, exercise and modification of daily activities causing the pain. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged portions of the joint.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, weakness of the shoulder, stiffness of the shoulder or night time shoulder pain, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.

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