Are you currently dealing with these SYMPTOMS: Pain and tenderness when pressing on the AC joint, after weightlifting, or brought on by reaching across the chest.
If you love weightlifting and have been suffering from CHRONIC PINPOINT PAIN in your acromioclavicular joint (AC jt) it could be a case of AC jt osteolysis (lysis of bone or inadequate blood supply)
Osteolysis is essentially a stress fracture pathology with the joint/bone eroding faster than it can be replaced or repaired.
The injury is often caused by a workout program heavily comprised of bench presses, overhead presses and chest fly exercises. Without proper form, these motions cause the elbows to drop below or behind the body, and place the shoulders in a position of excess extension, increasing the stress on the joint.
TREATMENT: Modify your lifting technique or altering your exercise selection may be all that is required for mild cases. In severe cases, 6 weeks rest from overhead weightlifting to allow the bone to heal. Restore shoulder posture and biomechanics.
If this sounds like you, don’t wait until it’s too late. Please get it checked out asap and learn to how to avoid these repetitive wear and tears.