AC Joint Arthritis

The AC joint is the acromioclavicular joint. It is the joint where the collarbone (clavicle) connects to the shoulder blade (scapula). Over time, this joint can become inflamed or arthritic.

shoulder-acjoint

Symptoms of AC joint arthritis include anterior shoulder pain that is worse when bringing the arm across the body. It is commonly seen in weightlifters and heavy laborers. Initial treatment consists of activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, or an injection of steroid (cortisone) into the AC joint. If these measures fail, the end of the collarbone can be removed arthroscopically, eliminating the source of the pain.

shoulder-acjoint-2

ProOrtho Medical Specialties

Latest ProOrtho News

  • 5 Exercises to Help Relieve Knee Pain

    5 Exercises to Help Relieve Knee Pain

    Knee strengthening exercises are important to build surrounding muscles like quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves to improve knee joint stability and support. See a physician for recommendations on knee exercises specific to your condition, and if you find that a particular exercise hurts, stop and try another. 1. Squats Squats strengthen your quadriceps, glutes and …

  • Signs & Symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis

    Signs & Symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis

    The shoulder joint has more movement than any other joint in the body. Shoulder arthritis can make these frequent movements more painful. The two main types of shoulder arthritis are: Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) Osteoarthritis (OA) is typically seen in people over 50 and is due to the wear and tear on …

  • Why Are Your Joints Stiff?

    Stiffness can affect any joint in your body, including your fingers, hands, wrists, knees, and elbows. While experiencing joint stiffness, you may find it more difficult than usual to walk, stand, type, or perform other regular daily tasks. If your symptoms are ongoing, you should seek treatment. Joint stiffness can occur when range of motion …

Locations

Business Office

Surgery Center

MRI

Stay Connected

A Service of Proliance Surgeons