The doctor described it as an AC joint separation, but the symptoms aren't the same. I can raise my arm as much as I want, but it hurts most when I try to touch my opposite shoulder. The collarbone is sticking out as well.
You need to discuss with your doctor wha grade AC seperation it is. Sometimes if you have a third degree seperation it will require a surgical intervention. I would also ask the physician why he has not instructed you to obtain care form a physical theprist. Do you have any type of healing fracture? If you do have a fracture the physician will wait for proper healing before progressing to PT. Pt progression in the beginning will be slow and progress you back to full function. Let me know what part of the country you are in and I will recommend a collegaue. Best in health, JAG
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