Acromioclavicular joint pain

Acromioclavicular joint pain occurs where the collar bone meets the shoulder blade. Pain in this joint can occur if you carry out a lot of activities that require you to lift your arms above your head.  Making changes to the amount of overhead activities you do can ease the pain. Painkillers can manage the symptoms, but seek advice from a pharmacist before taking. If the pain is persistent, contact your GP as physiotherapy will also help.

Injections can be given to settle the pain if it is severe, and if the pain does not improve surgery to remove the end of the collar bone may be considered.