These are injuries to the joints at either end of the clavicle (collar bone). The AC joint is where the clavicle meets the acromion (scapular). The SC joint is where the clavicle meets the sternum (breastbone). These are most commonly injured through direct impact or a fall.
There is pain, swelling and reduced mobility of the shoulder with localised tenderness over the affected joint. A high grade injury may show a step deformity (obvious lump where joint is disrupted) of the affected area.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment.