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AC Joint Sprain Relief

An acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprain is a common injury that results from a sudden fall or blow to the shoulder.

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The best treatment for AC joint sprains in Kitchener Waterloo

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for AC joint sprain treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best. 

There are many causes of AC joint sprains

Common causes of an AC joint sprain include collision or impact with either the shoulder itself or another object, significant force from overhead activity such as painting or hammering, or awkward positioning of the shoulder in sport activities like football or swimming. This type of injury is particularly common in contact sports. Visit a chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist at a CARESPACE location in Kitchener or Waterloo. They will be able to properly diagnose the degree of severity of your strain and provide treatment appropriate for your recovery process.

Get the best treatment to help your AC joint sprain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your AC joint sprain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is an AC joint sprain?

An AC joint sprain is an injury to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, which is located between the collarbone (clavicle) and the shoulder blade (scapula). This kind of injury is common in physical activities that involve lifting weight above your head, such as gymnastics or crossfit. It can be caused by a direct fall or by an unnatural movement that puts too much strain on the ligaments surrounding the AC joint.

What are the symptoms of an AC joint sprain?

A sprain in the acromioclavicular (AC) joint follows the same general patterns of symptoms that other sprains do – pain, swelling, bruising, and possible loss of range of motion. While the specifics may vary depending on the severity of the injury, it is safe to assume that any sprain in the AC joint will cause discomfort. It is wise to see a chiropractor or physiotherapist in order to confirm a diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan, typically x-rays are recommended to determine what areas are affected by the sprain, as well as any other underlying issues. It is important to rest and not overuse the joint following a sprain to ensure a fast recovery process and reduce further tissue damage.

Get the AC joint sprain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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A chiropractor can help alleviate the discomfort from an AC joint sprain and support the healing process. Through gentle adjustments and targeted exercises, a chiropractor can help restore proper joint function and alleviate inflammation.

Choose Your RMT

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If you’re living with an AC joint sprain, massage therapy may provide much-needed relief. It can help reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle tension in the affected area. By increasing blood flow and loosening tight muscles massage therapy can also promote proper healing and prevent further injury.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapy at CARESPACE Health+Wellness can be a great option for those who have experienced an AC joint sprain. A customized treatment plan from a physiotherapist can be created to help reduce pain and swelling while also promoting healing and improving range of motion.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for your AC joint sprain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results. Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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