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AC Joint Strain Relief

AC joint strain can occur as the result of overused muscles, direct trauma, or sometimes improper posture. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness with locations in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Effective treatment for AC joint strains

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There are many causes of AC joint strains

An AC joint strain is caused by the overuse of muscles surrounding the shoulder and upper chest, putting extra strain on the ligaments of the acromioclavicular joint. This can happen from a variety of activities, from weightlifting to contact sports like rugby or football. Treating an AC joint strain can be done with chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy/ exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist; this allows for increased mobility in that region while reducing discomfort. Taking breaks to rest between bouts of intense activity will also help reduce the likelihood of an AC joint strain.

Get the best treatment to help your AC joint strain

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 join strain 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.

An AC joint strain occurs when the acromioclavicular joint, which is situated where the clavicle (collarbone) and the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade) meet, has been overstretched or strained. This type of injury often results from repetitive overhead or pushing movements as well as direct contact or a fall.

An AC joint strain can be a very painful and uncomfortable injury. Symptoms include tenderness in or around the AC joint (which is located at the junction of your collarbone and shoulder blade), pain when pressing on the joint, swelling, bruising, decreased range of motion in your arm and shoulder, difficulty lifting objects with your arms and sharp pain with certain movements.

Treatment for an AC joint strain primarily focuses on reducing pain, restoring motion, and providing support for the joint. Chiropractic manipulation is commonly used to reduce swelling and improve range of motion. Massage therapy from a trained therapist can be helpful in reducing muscle spasm and tension associated with the injury, allowing for improved mobility. Although rest is important to allow for healing, strengthening exercises for the muscles around the injured area will help to provide long-term stability and support to the joint.

Shoulder pain is something that people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of shoulder pain can include AC joint spraincalcific tendonitis, long head of biceps tendinopathy, rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder bursitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, shoulder labral tear, shoulder osteoarthritis, and shoulder slap lesion. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and take preventative actions that will keep your shoulders healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

Get the best AC joint strain treatment that's right for you

Chiropractic

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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.

Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for your AC joint strain. 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.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!
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