Pain and tenderness at the top of the shoulder and difficulty reaching the arm across the body—to swing a golf club or put on a seat belt, for example—may be a sign of acromioclavicular arthritis.
The shoulder joint is a marvel of form and function—and a common cause of pain. The shoulder’s design allows it to rotate a full 360 degrees, but this wide range of mobility also can make it prone to problems.
After all, the 49ers inside linebacker, who began his career with four straight non-playoff seasons before 2019, is preparing to return to action in Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Vikings just over 10 weeks after he tore his left pectoral.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Only hours later was quarterback Nick Foles able to finally stop and appreciate his first Jaguars touchdown pass.
By then, the X-rays had been taken. A sling had been fitted. And surgery to repair his broken left clavicle had been scheduled for Monday.