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AC/SC Joint Injuries

AC/SC joint injuries refer to injuries involving the acromioclavicular (AC) and sternoclavicular (SC) joints, which are located in the shoulder area. The AC joint is where the acromion (part of the shoulder blade) meets the clavicle (collarbone), while the SC joint connects the clavicle to the sternum (breastbone). Injuries to these joints can occur due to trauma, such as a fall or direct impact to the shoulder. Common AC/SC joint injuries include sprains, separations, or dislocations, resulting in pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and instability in the shoulder area. Treatment approaches for AC/SC joint injuries may include rest, immobilization with a sling, pain management techniques, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgical intervention. The specific treatment depends on the severity of the injury and individual patient factors.
East Tennessee Spine and Sport employs a comprehensive approach to effectively manage AC/SC joint injuries. Their highly skilled therapists would conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the extent and impact of the injury. Treatment would typically involve a combination of conservative measures and rehabilitation techniques. This may include immobilization with a sling or brace, pain management techniques such as ice or heat therapy, and over-the-counter pain medications. Physical therapy would play a vital role in the rehabilitation process, with tailored exercises designed to restore range of motion, strengthen the surrounding muscles, and enhance shoulder stability. East Tennessee Spine and Sport's expertise and patient-centered approach ensure that individuals receive personalized care and guidance throughout the recovery process.
East Tennessee Spine and Sport is the best at treating AC/SC joint injuries due to several compelling reasons. They have a team of highly skilled therapists who specialize in addressing these types of injuries and provide personalized care tailored to individual needs. Their comprehensive approach combines conservative management techniques, such as immobilization and pain management, with targeted rehabilitation strategies to optimize recovery and restore function. With their expertise, dedication to patient care, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes, East Tennessee Spine and Sport is the trusted choice for treating AC/SC joint injuries in the Knoxville area.
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