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Collar Bone Sling Bed Rest
I broke my left collar bone 3 days ago with deisplacement less than 50% and was perscribed a sling, should I be on bed rest for these 3 weeks?
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
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
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
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
What to do if I have a light break in my collar bone. I got an xray and now i'm wearing a sling. What should I do?
It may: It may help to minimize the pain. But you should be evaluated by your physician asap. ...Read more
Fractured my collar bone a month ago and wore a sling for 3 weeks. Deep breaths and random movements make sharp pains in my upper back. Why? Muscle?
I have broken my collar bone in the middle thirdt 3 weeks ago. I am concern about the ends of the fracture r moving apart when I walking and go to bed?
Collar bone fracture: usually do not require surgical intervention a sling will be helpful. follow up with your ortho ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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