Torn AC joint grade 1...HELP!!!

  • Kromethius

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    Aug 19, 2015 5:41 AM GMT
    I don't mean to sound dramatic but I was told by my chiropractor that I tore my ac joint from the xrays and its been 5 weeks after my orthopedic specialists injected me with a shot. It's still not better and I didn't know if anyone else had this injury before to tell me how long it usually takes or if its permanent to where ill never do weight lifting again?
  • pelotudo87

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    Aug 19, 2015 1:29 PM GMT
    I had this exact injury a few years ago--I was doing dumbbell flyes, and the physical therapist told me that I have hyper mobile joints and that I injured my shoulder because I can go back farther than most people.

    I injured it at the end of September, was not properly diagnosed until November, and I did Physical Therapy in December - February, perhaps even early March, I can't remember exactly. Basically, it was 6 months of no pressing movements.

    Now, I avoid heavy barbell bench pressing. For the first year or so, I could still feel it in my shoulder while close grip benching, but now I usually don't feel it--only when I really push myself.

    However, if you do weighted dips, you probably want to avoid those from now on since they will cause your shoulder to hurt--they are a great exercise, but they put your shoulder in an awkward position.

    Once you get back into lifting, I would switch to dumbbells--if your goal is bodybuilding, they are better theoretically, anyway.


    But don't worry, man, this is NOT a career-ending injury at all. It's actually quite common.

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    Aug 19, 2015 1:37 PM GMT
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acromioclavicular_joint

    Grade 1 is no trouble. I injure mine a couple times a year through mountain biking (err, more like falling off). icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 19, 2015 2:25 PM GMT
    Grade 1 is nothing. Get going on it. Sooner is better.

    You aren't using the right specialist. A chiropractor is not an orthopedist, or PT.

    Grade 1 is usually a zero worry thing. Read up on tears. I know you can do it.

    Grade 2, RICE protocol, and rehab.

    Grade 3, surgery if completely avulsed. It's not torn off.

    Grade 1, you can do PRICE/RICE. Main thing, sooner is better than later. Get going on it.

    I've had all three grades. If you are worried about it, go to a medical doctor and do a MRI.
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    Aug 19, 2015 2:52 PM GMT
    chuckystud said... A chiropractor is not an orthopedist, or PT.
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    My chiropractor is also a PT. icon_wink.gif
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 19, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
    wow, i hope you get better man.
    from what the other guys said [ I'm a very new pt, not much experience] i see that you will be ok, just don't be afraid...
    from my little experience working in a gym i notice how much i am counseled about medical issues, because lifters ,and wanna be lifters [like me] are afraid of going to the DOCTOR , that he might say to them,stop lifting...
    so many just wait,or rest a little
    of course i say to them go to a DOCTOR they learn 7 years, i learned 3 months...

    and well ,everything chucky said.
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    Aug 19, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidwow, i hope you get better man.
    from what the other guys said [ I'm a very new pt, not much experience] i see that you will be ok, just don't be afraid...
    from my little experience working in a gym i notice how much i am counseled about medical issues, because lifters ,and wanna be lifters [like me] are afraid of going to the DOCTOR , that he might say to them,stop lifting...
    so many just wait,or rest a little
    of course i say to them go to a DOCTOR they learn 7 years, i learned 3 months...

    and well ,everything chucky said.
    I think Chucky meant PT as in Physical Therapist, which my chiropractor is.
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 19, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Ashdod saidwow, i hope you get better man.
    from what the other guys said [ I'm a very new pt, not much experience] i see that you will be ok, just don't be afraid...
    from my little experience working in a gym i notice how much i am counseled about medical issues, because lifters ,and wanna be lifters [like me] are afraid of going to the DOCTOR , that he might say to them,stop lifting...
    so many just wait,or rest a little
    of course i say to them go to a DOCTOR they learn 7 years, i learned 3 months...

    and well ,everything chucky said.
    I think Chucky meant PT as in Physical Therapist, which my chiropractor is.




    Well ,you don't look like one of those who are afraid to go to a doctor]physical therapist , you are not the type icon_smile.gif
  • Kromethius

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    Aug 21, 2015 5:00 AM GMT
    Thank you so much for your replies. I had a bad experience with my orthopedic specialist since i had to beg him for a cortisone shot and said for me not to come back to see him and told me to give up bodybuilding....but now its been 5 weeks and im just worried that im going to lose all my progress i already lost 7 lbs...
  • Kromethius

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    Aug 28, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
    Well now I'm even more worried I haven't taped my joint down since the incident and read that it can heal out of place... it feels better but now I'm worried that the bump will never go down.
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    Aug 28, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    #oldpeoplesproblems icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 28, 2015 6:57 PM GMT
    bonaparts said#oldpeoplesproblems icon_lol.gif

    Hardly - many athletes get torn muscles/ligaments at a very early age. My first major such injruy was at age 19.
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    Aug 28, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
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    Aug 28, 2015 8:09 PM GMT
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