What is Shoulder Separation?

Many people think that shoulder separation is the same as a dislocated shoulder. In his latest blog, Dr. Kevin McIntyre of Burlington Sports Therapy explains that they’re actually different and shares more about shoulder separation. Here is an excerpt:

“Put your hand on your clavicle (or collar bone as many people call it) and follow it outwards as far as you can toward your shoulder; that big bump at the end on the top of your shoulder is called your acromioclavicular joint or “AC joint”. Traumatic injuries to this joint are common accounting for 9% of injuries to the shoulder. Sprain of the AC joint is often referred to as a separated shoulder.”

Check out the full article and learn more about shoulder separation, symptoms and how to treat it. One of these treatments for shoulder separation may involve wearing a shoulder brace to help support the shoulder as it heals. If you are experiencing shoulder pain or soreness, especially after a traumatic injury, consult your doctor for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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