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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to put more meat on my collar bone area and not on the rest of my body?

Can you tell me how to put more meat on my collar bone area and not on the rest of my body?

Exercise: Muscles that insert on the clavicle include the pectorals major, trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, subclavius, deltoid, sternohyoid. No specific exercises can strengthen the subclavius or sternohyoid muscles, so concentrate on deltoid, pecs, trapezius. ...Read more

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Was on bed rest for 2 months cause of being sick. Now my legs feel wobbly a bit and bone in knee is always sore. Any idea why bone is sore?

Was on bed rest for 2 months cause of being sick. Now  my legs feel wobbly a bit and bone in knee is always sore. Any idea why bone is sore?

Muscles weak: Deconditioning occurs with prolonged bed rest and multiple studies have demonstrated that and stronger quadriceps muscle reduces the pain. You should start a knee rehabilitation exercise program and if after six or eight weeks you not noticed significant improvement go to a doctor. An exercise bicycle might be a good way to start ...Read more

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My father had fractured bones in his neck he has been on bed rest for 2 weeks in hospital with a metal neck brace, he is 82 years. What are the progno?

My father had fractured bones in his neck he has been on bed rest for 2 weeks in hospital with a metal neck brace, he is 82 years. What are the progno?

Guarded : Prolonged bed rest especially in an elderly person increases the risk of blood clots in the legs, which can then travel to the lungs causing what is called pulmonary embolism. Also bed rest increases the risk of pneumonia, which can be fatal in an elderly patient. Of course, the prognosis depends on many things, including any co-existing conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes. ...Read more

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The right side of my collar bone hurts? Will sling help?

It may: It may help to minimize the pain. But you should be evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more

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What is this sharp pain near my collar bone? Little blisters on bed of red.

Possible herpes?: Based soley on your description herpes or shingles are both certainly something to consider. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Should children with collar bone injuries swim?

Yes: Collar bone injuries heal pretty quickly in children. Swimming is not contraindicated as long as they can do so without a great deal of pain. ...Read more

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Collar bone pain years after break?

Collar bone pain years after break?

Did it heal: Has it always been painful? Did it heal? Did it just begin to hurt again? Where exactly does it hurt. More info needed. ...Read more

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What could cause a huge bump on one's collar bone?

What could cause a huge bump on one's collar bone?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How does one break his or her collar bone while lifting weights?

How does one break his or her collar bone while lifting weights?

Depends: This is a very difficult question to answer shortly and with little info. If you are lifting really heavy weights, the stress to the bone could be too much and causes the bone to break. There could have been a stress reaction or weaking in the bone prior that increased the likelihood for injury. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have a pain in their collar bone after moderate exercise?

What causes a person to have a pain in their collar bone after moderate exercise?

Over stress to area: Any area after exercise, beyond the usual muscle aching, usually means that the joints, muscles, or ligaments attached to that bone (clavicle, in this case), are being over stresses, or strained. There is something wrong, often with either the particular movement or the amount ow weight used for the exercise. Recommend a personal trainer at least for few sessions to do & learn proper exercise. ...Read more

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How do you treat broken collar bone?

Splint: Usually a figure 8 splint is good enough for most cases. Some that are dislocated or poorly aligned require surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat my broken collar bone?

How can I treat my broken collar bone?

Splint: A simple splint is all that is usually needed. It is called a figure of eight. It is a wrap that gpoes in front of each shoulder and crosses in the back and distracts the shoulders and the broken ends of the collar bone also. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes near collar bone?

Are there lymph nodes near collar bone?

Yes, Nearby: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What is the broken collar bone recovery timeline?

6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end of the bone 2) the alignment of the broken ends 3) your age - children heal more quickly than adults (who may need up to 12 weeks). Treatment is conservative and include a splint to keep your shoulder from moving, a sling for your arm and pain meds. ...Read more

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Does costochondritis feel like pressure near collar bone?

It can: Typically costochondritis causes pain where the ribs insert into the sternum. The clavicle also inserts at the sternoclavicular joint and can be inflamed too. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my collar bone hurts when i yawn?

Joint pain or chest?: Does it hurt at one end or the other, or in the middle? Any other activities make it hurt? Could be either a joint problem (at an end of the collar bone) or from your chest / lungs underneath. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more