Diagnosis: AC Joint Type I Shoulder Separation:
A type I shoulder separation is an injury to the capsule that surrounds the AC joint. The bones are not out of position and the primary symptom is pain.
Treatment: initial bolus of hand shake and removal of money from pants, then Naproxen 500 mg PO followed by 250 mg q6-8h.
PT Education: no shoulder rolls for 2-3 weeks; further treatment recommendation of Cortisone injection at injury site if pain persists past 8-12 weeks.
I will comply with the former, not the latter. No way am I entering that spiral at 32 years of age.