How to Prevent Acromioclavicular Injuries

Shoulder injuries

Shoulder injuries involving the acromioclavicular joint are all too common. As I explained in my last post, acromioclavicular injuries are usually impact injuries that tend to be caused either from high-impact sports or from falling on your hand.

Preventing Acromioclavicular Injury

Precautions can be taken to prevent injury during sport, for example wearing shoulder pads, practicing correct technique and exercising. There is less that can be done to prevent falling, except  being careful and taking general safety precautions. Try to prevent accidents where possible and if you do happen to fall and feel that you have injured your shoulder then get help immediately.

Strengthening your muscles with shoulder exercises and ensuring that you are using the correct techniques during sport can also help to prevent acromioclavicular injuries.