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How do you break your collar bone?

How do you break your collar bone?

Forward fall: A very common way to fracture the collar bone is to fall forward with your hands out in front bracing for the fall. ...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


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Could you break your collar bone without knowing it?

Could you break your collar bone without knowing it?

No: Would be extremely unusual to suffer a broken collarbone (clavicle) wiithout an injury and without knowing that you did so. Not impossible but rare. Some possibilities could include a bone lesion that has weakened the bone to the point that it breaks with no injury. However, you would likely realize that you broke it as it should be painful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do pull-ups after you break your collar bone?

"healed" = nontender: Once a clavicle fracture is nontender to aggressive palpation and manual manipulation (usually 6-8 weeks), early active motion and "weightbearing" (pushups) may be allowed, as long as pain does not result. Also nice to see good healing on follow-up X-rays. Discuss clearance to do pushups with MD. ...Read more

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Broke my collar bone again. Does it become weaker after every break?

Broke my collar bone again. Does it become weaker after every break?

See your doctor: If you feel you are not healing right, you need to see your doctor. The longer you wait, the worse the outcome. ...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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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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Swalling right upper collar bone?

More info: Where, painfull, moveable, actually attached 2 bone, how long has it been there, has it ever been x-rayed or been eval by ortho? Give us a little more info & may b able 2 answer. It's more of a statement with a ? After it. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone hurt all the time?

Seek evaluation: It is not common for you to be complaining of constant pain in your collarbone. I would recommend an orthopaedic surgery evaluation with xrays to help investigate. ...Read more

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What can cause pain below the collar bone?

Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Fracturing of collar bone what's the cure?

No cure: Fx clavicle must be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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White could cause pain under my collar bone?

White could cause pain under my collar bone?

Pain: Your description needs more info. It can be due to a muscle strain of the sternal head of the pectoralis major. The trapezius or your scalenes can also cause pain as well as nerve impingment. ...Read more

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What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

What is the enlarged bone under collar bone?

Coracoid: You may be feeling a bony hook on the front of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) that is known as the coracoid. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below right collar bone?

What could cause pain below right collar bone?

Hard to say: There are a number of potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause and then treatment options can be given. The coracoid process is just below the collar bone and there are a number of structures that insert on it that may be potentially torn or inflamed. Consider being checked, thank you. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you broke your collar bone?

X-ray: Generally you will need an x-ray to be sure. If it looks different from the other side or it hurts to push directly on it, that can indicate it is broke. Sometimes it is just bruised though. ...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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What is under your collar bone on the left side?

Anatomy: Under your collar bone is the upper portion of the chest wall and within that, the upper portion of the lung. Additionally, several blood vessels and a large complex of nerves crosses this area. ...Read more

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I broke collar bone, when can I get on the ice again?

After fx. healed!: Fractures of the clavicle are common in children and adults . Falls and mva's are most common injury mechanisms. Getting' back on the ice' is not a good idea until the fracture is fully healed ( usually 8 wks for an adult ). Falls while skating (as u know) are common and will cause re- injury if not completely healed. See ors.( u do not want to re- fracture...Surgery will be discussed then!). ...Read more

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I have an enlarged bone under collar bone, what do I do?

I have an enlarged bone under collar bone, what do I do?

Be seen: If you are concerned about it, I would not hesitate to be seen. A quick exam would likely reveal the cause, which is often a hypertrophic Ac or sc joint, or a prominent voracious process. ...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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Help, what to do about crackly shoulders, collar bone, etc?

Inflammation.: You could have inlammed tendons, that could be causing the crackling. See a non surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine the exact origin of the crackling. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my collar bone hurts randomly?

See a physician: If this has been going on for some time you should definitely see a physician. Your pain could be anything from chest pathology (i.e. The lungs) to something involving the clavicle bone itself to nerve associated pain. ...Read more

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My collar bone is out of place, how do I get it back in place?

Surgery: Presumably you have either an ac joint dislocation (shoulder end of collar bone) or a sternoclavicular joint dislocation (chest end). Either way, i'm not aware of any nonsurgical method of putting it back in place. The vast majority of cases actually don't need to be put back in, because patients typically don't have much if any pain, and they function fine even if it may look a little unusual. ...Read more

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Why does my collar bone still hurt even though I fell weeks ago?

Possible fracture: There may be an occult (hidden) fracture of the collar bone. If you have not had x-rays, then you should see an orthopedist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about crackly shoulders, collar bone, etc?

Acromioclavicular jt: Crackling about the collar bone (clavicle) is likely something to do with your acromioclavicular joint (ACJ)- where the collar bone joins to the acromion (bone just over actual shoulder joint). The ACJ can become injured or arthritic and painful making crackling sounds. This is especially so as the arm is brought across the chest. Seek evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon if pain is persistent. ...Read more

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I get these painful sensations right above my collar bone. What could this be?

More info: Unfortunately, without further detail of your pain and other symptoms that may be present, it's impossible to tell what your collar bone pains are. ...Read more

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What would happen if you broken your collar bone and never told anybody for a very long time?

What would happen if you broken your collar bone and never told anybody for a very long time?

No one would know: Odds are in your favor. Even without treatment, most collar bone fractures heal uneventfully. 5% of the time a nonunion or malunion would result in continued problems. If you're not having problems, then no worries. If pain or shoulder problems, then make an appt. With an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my collar bone. I broke mine a couple days ago. What can I do to minimize the pain?

Not much: Tough break. Slings and figure of 8 braces may help. Don't lie on that side. Sleeping more upright may help in the beginning. Expect pain to continue for 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer, with decreasing severity. One of the benefits of surgery is that pain is decreased because the bone fragments are no longer moving around. Of course, surgery is typically only recommended for certain fractures. ...Read more