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Right Ac Joint
My right shoulder bone ( AC joint) sticks out further than my left.Noticed a few months ago, but maybe its been longer? No pain.could this be serious?
AC joint: The shape of the AC joint varies significantly among people. Some can have very prominent joints, while others have smoother appearing joints. There can be differences in one side compared to the other as well. This is especially true if there was a previous injury to the AC joint. If there is no pain, there is unlikely any serious problem. ...Read more
My right shoulder bone ( AC joint) sticks out further than my left. Noticed a few months ago, but maybe its been longer? No pain. Worried its cancer?
Get a check up: The only way to know what this is to get a medical examination done by your doctor. You can also ask one of your family members to check and see if there is any obvious swelling or Asymmetry? If it is obvious to another person, then you must get a physical/medical examination done. An X-ray of your shoulder may be most helpful if you want to remove any and all your doubts about cancer. ...Read more
Depends on your ---: symptoms and Findings on exam and on the XRs and CT scans. If it requires more time to heal, then it'll be immobilized till its healed; if the joint is displaced due to the severity of the injury or due to the being caught in some muscles or ligaments, then an Open procedure would be needed, to approximate the bones and removal of the soft tissues, and then repair the soft tissues. good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Ac joint separation treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment ranges from a sling for mild injuries up to requiring surgery for the most severe injuries. You should have a doctor evaluate the injury to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflammatories : Ac joint pain is usually due to inflammation, either due to trauma or arthritis. Oral and/or injectable steroids are the fastest way to treat inflammation. Ice, rest and nsaid's ate also very helpful treatments, but may take a little longer to work. Sometimes therapy or even surgery may be needed. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Most ac sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending injury severity. Types 2 and 3 result in mild to moderate prominence of the distal clavicle. A small percentage of types 1, 2, and 3 require surgery for persistent or late onset symptoms. Some type 3 and all severe (type 4, 5, 6) require early surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AC sprain: There is no great way to wrap an ac joint. Your best bet is to use a sling for a week or two. ...Read more
Arthritis.: It means arthritis of that joint right on top of the shoulder. It is very common, and oftentimes does not give you symptoms. In that case, nothing needs to be done. However, if it is painful, and not getting better over time, there is a surgical procedure that can eliminate any pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint, I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?
Fix pain/instability: Mere widening of your ac (acromioclavicular) joint is not an indication for surgery. Pain from arthritis or osteolysis can cause joint space widening or narrowing and lead to surgery. Trauma or injury can generate instability and widening too (usually with prominence of the end of the clavicle) that can lead to ac joint reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could I have surgery on my shouoder at AC joint if its grade 2 and after working with it about couple minutes i get pain in it?
Sure: Most grade 2 injuries heal without surgery however some have residual pain and have a good prognosis with distal clavicle excison. ...Read more