I went to the doc late last year and early this year with weightlifting-induced shoulder pain at the highest point of the AC joint. After cortisone/novocain injections that helped for a couple weeks each, the recommendation of the distal clavicle excision was put forth and I finally went for it in February.
I'm now five months out. The surgical pain is gone and I'm back to most of my activities, including cycling some 100+ miles per week. But I still have AC joint pain in the same spot and I cannot do push-weights (bench press, dips, etc.) without extreme pain that prevents me from doing any amount of significant weight.
I went back to my doc who sort of blew me off by giving me another cortisone/Novocain shot and sending me on my way with a “that should do it, just don't do any bench press as I think that's aggravating it.”
So I'm left thinking the surgery was a flop and that I'm going to have to do it again (new doc).
Hoping for any advice…