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What can I do about collarbone pain?

What can I do about collarbone pain?

Depends on location…: Pain at the medial end of the collarbone could be related to arthritis where it articulates with the sternum. The distal end is the more common place and that could be related to arthritis in the AC joint. An old fracture or an old separated shoulder predisposes you to that. Rotational movements and heavy weightlifting aggravate the problem. Recommended treatment depends on the cause and the aggravating factors. ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Please explain how to best treat collarbone pain?

Please explain how to best treat collarbone pain?

See below: Collar bone does not generally hurt without any trauma. If the pain is close to your shoulder area, then it is AC joint, if it is close to the throat area, then it is the sternoclavicular joint. If it is in the middle of the bone, and there was no trauma, then you need a X-ray to r/o other pathology. ...Read more

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When should someone be concerned about collarbone pain?

See a physician: If the pain has been persistent for weeks, or if it's been gradually worsening, or if the pain awakens you at night, or if there is any concerning associated rash or discoloration, see a physician. ...Read more

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How can I know if my collarbone pain is a separation? I have swelling and one side appears higher.

How can I know if my collarbone pain is a separation? I have swelling and one side appears higher.

Without: Without out further information, such as the events surrounding your injury, and a physical exam including radiographs, it is impossible to diagnose a shoulder separation. See an urgent care clinic or emergency department for an assessment. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with costochondritis week ago under collarbone pain subsided but area is still a bit swollen get sharp pain near chest when I twist normal?

Costochondritis: Typically Costochondritis is a common malady which. Usually lasts 3-4 weeks and can resolve with rest, (avoid actitivities which increase pain)use of anaprox (naproxen) 550mg 2x a day. Many times the cause of its onset is hard to determine but can be secondary to minor repetitive trauma, or post upper respiratory infection (viral or bacterial) ...Read more

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Are shoulder and collarbone pain associated w/ wisdom tooth problems?

Not typically: This can occur with myofacial pain, sometimes lumped in the category
of TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Costochondritis under collarbone pain migrated down breastbone hurts to touch area moving feels like a sharp stab pain and moves across chest normal?

Well: What's your question. Generally with Costochondritos there is tenderness in a fixed location and in your rib cage. Consult to Dr. Face-to-face for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

I am having dull collarbone pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain on the right side. Hurts to cough as well.

Hard to say: For this type of complaint a face to face exam and history is required. Did you get into an injury? Are you having a respiratory infection? Is there chest pain? You'll get more answers with an exam by a doctor. I would see one at an urgent care as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Upper back/shoulder/collarbone pain after sitting at desk/working at a computer all day and after sleeping... muscle strain?

Upper back/shoulder/collarbone pain after sitting at desk/working at a computer all day and after sleeping... muscle strain?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks to have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. ...Read more

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Pinching pain above left breast below collarbone. Pain reaches into breast and almost to armpit. PCP any cardiac. I worry about heart. What causes this?

Study pain: The way you describe the pain will make it unlikely to be of cardiac origin. The pain pattern is critical in understanding the cause for your pain. What makes it better, what makes it worse? Any rash? If you press on that area, does it make it worse? Most likely is musculoskeletal, but other possibilities are to be considered. Did you talk to your physician about it? ...Read more

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Father has psoriasis, diabetes. My Neck pains, neck muscle cramp, heel pain, shooting pain on arms, shoulder pain, collarbone pain for a year. Causes?

Impossible to say: Being diabetic and a smoker is a lethal combination. There are numerous causes for the symptoms you describe. Have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My collar bone hurts when I yawn?

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

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When ever I yawn my collar bone hurts. I feel a sharp stabbing pain like a knife being stabbed into it, help?

When ever I yawn my collar bone hurts. I feel a sharp stabbing pain like a knife being stabbed into it, help?

A pinched nerve: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble getting a deep breathe. My body yawns trying, It hurts my collar bone, seem to be sleeping fine but get headaches.

I have been having trouble getting a deep breathe. My body yawns trying, It hurts my collar bone, seem to be sleeping fine but get headaches.

Anxiety?: You may have an anxiety issue given the absence of symptoms at night. However it is still worthwhile to see your doctor and perhaps get a lung function test done. At the least, get your anxiety taken care of. ...Read more

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I have a constant moderate pain on the right side of my chest, from my collar bone to right under my breast. Myright arm/shoulder has the same pain and it hurts to take deep breaths, sigh or yawn. What should I do?

I have a constant moderate pain on the right side of my chest, from my collar bone to right under my breast. Myright arm/shoulder has the same pain and it hurts to take deep breaths, sigh or yawn. What should I do?

Slipped rib: Is likely based on the description. It hurts to yawn and to take deep breaths in slipped rib syndrome. See a an osteopathic family physician who does manual manipulation. You need physical exam, imaging and possibly manual therapy. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sore throat near the base of my collar bone. It hurts when I swallow, yawn, cough, or take a deep breath in. Have not yelled lately.?

Hi. I have a sore throat near the base of my collar bone. It hurts when I swallow, yawn, cough, or take a deep breath in. Have not yelled lately.?

Viral Pharyngitis?: Most of these sore throats are caused by viruses and are self limited. If it is very uncomfortable you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. But if associated with fever and difficulty swallowing then it needs to be checked by your doctor to rule out strep infection ...Read more

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Left upper abdominal pain with abdominal (spasms?). Neck, shoulder, and collarbone pain, and nausea. What could be causing this?

Left upper abdominal pain with abdominal (spasms?). Neck, shoulder, and collarbone pain, and nausea. What could be causing this?

Get checked for: Problems in ur stomach (gastritis, acid reflux), spleen, muscles strain, stress/anxiety etc. Get better soon! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=88860. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken collarbone?

What to do for a broken collarbone?

Varies: Many clavicle fractures do very well with short term immobilization with a sling or figure of 8 harness, a small percent require surgery. I would discuss the specifics of your case with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause pain under my collarbone?

What could cause pain under my collarbone?

Many Possibilities: Under the clavicle you have muscles, lymph nodes, the lung and the pleura (lung Covering). So anything that may affect these parts may cause discomfort or pain. The bone itself may cause some pain if it was injured. You may need to see your doctor if it goes on for a long time. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I broke my collarbone?

How to figure out if I broke my collarbone?

Exam: This is usually based on history, exam, and x-ray. Recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my collarbone thickened and jutting out?

Why is my collarbone thickened and jutting out?

Clavicle: Most common cause of changes to the clavicle are related to new bone formation after fracture. If there is no known trauma, I recommend evaluation and xrays. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I make my collarbones less obvious?

Please tell me, could I make my collarbones less obvious?

Unfortunately no: The clavicle is very superficial bone without much soft tissue or muscle coverage; unfortunately, there is no way to truly make the collarbone less prominent; you may want to focus on scapular (wing bone) stabilization exercises. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right collarbone. What do you reocmmend for the pain?

Injury?: If you had an injury it is always best to obtain an xray to make sure there hasn't been a fracture. For pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen usually works well. ...Read more

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I am swollen right underneith my right collarbone. What could it be?

I am swollen right underneith my right collarbone. What could it be?

Chest lumps: If the area was injured, it could be dislocated. Otherwise I would be concerned enough to be examined. The only things I can think of in that area are lung and blood vessels. Neither one should pop thru the rib cage. Sometimes the thyroid can pop out there when it gets too big. ...Read more

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Someone I know found lump on collarbone?

If firm and seems-: -attached to the bone, someone you know should have it evaluated. Start with PCP & get referred if indicated. ...Read more

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I have an infected cyst on my collarbone?

I have an infected cyst on my collarbone?

If: Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful, with streaking or fever - I would definitely get is medically checked. ...Read more

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Collarbone Pain (Definition)

Pain around the collarbone or calivcle can be cause by fracture, acromioclavicular joint ...Read more