I had a 2-3 AC joint degree separation over a decade ago. There is still a deformity. You can see the arm “hang” a little lower than the shoulder.
Now, after several years, this finally went away. You couldn’t tell. Then I started doing oly-lifts. It “pulled” something down or something. But it functions fine.
I cannot bench press, and the most I could bench press before my shoulder would go nuts was around 220 pounds. I have no troubles doing overhead pressing or dips.
But it’s easy to re-injure. So it’s something you’ll need to be mindful of for the rest of your training life.[/quote]
Yeah, the Doc says fuction won’t be a problem once it’s healed, but the bump is permanent as the clavicle is in that postion for good. He mentioned you can have surgery to push the clavicle down a little, but it’s not necessary for fuction, it’s just for hiding the bump.
I can see what you mean about your benching. While it’s healing right now, any pushing movements are still painful, pulling fells ok. Picking up my kids is not fun either. I’m glad you mention no problems with overhead presses, I thought they might be a problem down the road.
Thanks for the input, much appreciated.