Dr. Ryan wrote:
I'm glad your heel is doing well.
With a grade 1 sprain, the ligaments are still grossly intact. There are some torn fibers but the joint still has stability.
In an acute situation ice the joint for 15 minutes every couple of hours for atleast 3 days. You can also use NSAID's for 5-7 days. Avoid exercises that distract the shoulder or place strain on the AC joint(shrugs, deadlifts, bench press, flyes, etc). Some people will use a sling to take pressure off the joint to allow the tissues as chance to heal.
In a grade 1 sprain, there really shouldn't be much disruption of the joint planes. There is an adjustment you can do to the AC joint to help with the problem.
Let me know how you are doing.
This is for next week.
This injury is from last year but I was curious if they can do anything after football is done. Done in the sense that if I don't get picked up after college in the combine, done.
I got one of those bumps on the top of the shoulder so it might be a grade 2. I have full strength and it doesn't really bother me unless I sleep on it wrong than it feels stiff. I was just curious if it is worth doing anything for it.
I don't know what the protocol is but was curious. I think it is a grade 1 because I have not lost much mobility except for a slight feeling of my shoulder being more pulled forward than my right shoulder and some "pressure" when I bench heavy or press heavy. I'm going to see a sports doctor after this season from the team and just want to be informed so I can discuss it with him intelligently.
If you can look at these pictures you may be able to somewhat see it. This is before the program http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=617026 which may give a better view . It is my left shoulder.