A couple months ago i felt a horrendous pain in my right pec, and clavicle after benching. I didn't warm up sufficiently and slapped on too much weight and at the 4th rep I felt the worst pain in that region. I went to the doctor, and got x-rays to make sure it wasnt a really bad tear. Anyways, after that I took a week off as the doctor suggested. I contiuned lifting but avoided flat bench for awhile, because it aggravated the pain. I found out recently the pain is because I have eroded my AC joint very badly. Currently I am on anti-inflammatories and the pain has seemingly went away, but I have lost some strength in my bench since the incident. Since im back on the anti inflammatories my strength is returning and i feel good.
Is this something that I will continue to have pain from after I am done using anti-inflammatories? I talked to a couple guys at the gym and they said they have had the same injury. They go to the doc and cortisone shots every so often. I am hoping that I can overcome this and not have to go under the knife. I just would like to get some input from some of the people here at AM. It is frustrating because I want to keep progressing. However I don't want to do anything foolish and injure myself further at the age of 19. Has anyone else here suffered from this?