Doctor has me do some arm movements, applies moderate pressure to the right AC joint (you really have to press on it to elicit some pain). Nothing hurts. He suggests I take a few weeks off from lifting.That I do. Probably a minor sprain, so he tells me no need for MRI/xray.
However now that I’m back (3 weeks rest), I’ve been getting pain in the ac joint only when I incline bp, usually with dumbbells. Dips, Flat bp, flys all feel fine. So I try lowering the incline, changing the angle my elbows make with my torso to no avail. Have I been using incorrect form? I don’t believe so. But I do notice that when I keep my elbows tucked in, so when I lower the weight and have my hands touch my chest, there is hardly any pain.
Have any of you had similar problems with the ac joint? Naturally I should stay away from incline bp, but am I damaging my ac joint unknowingly by bp’ing flat? I mean there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the two motions, and I can’t figure out the mechanism of the injury, and whether it’s only a matter of giving it some more time to heal.
Your comments are appreciated. I’ve been searching the interweb for a solution and I’ve found nothing.