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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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The right side of my collar bone hurts? Will sling help?

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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Dr. Adam Smith
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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


Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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Why does my collar bone hurt all the time?

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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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What are possible reasons that my collar bone hurts randomly?

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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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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My collar bone hurts, should I get an X-ray done?

Injury?: If you had a trauma, get it evaluated. If the pain has been going on for some time, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Why is my collar bone hurting and shoulder popping?

Several choices: Did you sustain trauma? Is this from overuse? Have you injured your shoulder in the past? What activities cause the symptoms? I recommend seeing an orthopaedic surgeon who treats shoulder conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Why does my collar bone still hurt even though I fell weeks ago?

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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Dr. Mark Bromson
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
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My left collar bone hurts and the pain moves from my left side of the neck and continues thru the bone than goes to the back side of the bone.

Needs evaluation: The pain could be coming from a variety of sources. The most likely cause is musculoskeletal; it could be due to a muscle strain, or referred from the neck. However, the pain could also be non-musculoskeletal, coming from your lungs, for example. If it has persisted for more than a week and is not improving, i would definitely have it evaluated. ...Read more

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