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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.

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The best treatment for AC joint strains near you

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for AC joint strain 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 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.

What is an AC joint strain?

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.

What are the symptoms of an AC joint strain?

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.

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

Choose Your Chiropractor

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If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your AC joint chiropractic care may provide significant relief. Chiropractors manipulate the shoulder joint and surrounding muscles to release tension and restore proper alignment to address joint and soft tissue problems including AC joint strain.

Choose Your RMT

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If you’re suffering from AC joint strain, massage therapy may be just what you need to alleviate your discomfort. This type of treatment focuses on relieving tightness and tension in the affected area which can help increase blood flow and promote healing.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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If you have an AC joint strain, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Your physiotherapist may provide exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles, as well as manual therapy to address any soft tissue tension and promote healing.

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.

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