Our expert says:
degeneration of the AC joints are well known in weight lifters- in fact one variant of this problem is referred to as " weightlifter's shoulder". Another problem encountered in weightlifers is osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint). Addressing the painful AC joint is not a big problem and can usually be managed with a relatively small operation using an arthroscope ( "key hole surgery") . You may look at our website at www.shoulderinstitute.co.za and specifically at AC (acromioclavicular joint) problems as well as osteoarthitis. If you suffer from AC joint problems , the outcome of such a surgical procedure is usually very successful
Dr Joe de Beer
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