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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

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The right side of my collar bone goes up about 1/2 inch high than the left side. It'll stay like that for a day or so then go back down. It is painful?

The right side of my collar bone goes up about 1/2 inch high than the left side. It'll stay like that for a day or so then go back down. It is painful?

Need more Info!: Is it near to the center of the chest (from right to left, in line with collar bones) or it towards the shoulder (ie, at the outer end of the collar bone) ? ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
Weekly
Get the area X-rayed
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Follow the advice of the doctor and allow the area to heal
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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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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my collar bone. What can it be?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my collar bone. What can it be?

Hard to say: The collar bone connects the arm to the torso. On one side is a joint called the acromioclavicular joint and it can be injured or become arthritic or inflamed. On the other side is the joint between the collar bone and the sternum which can have similar problems as well. You certainly would want to make sure it is not cardia related as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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Eat well
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Follow physician instructions
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Follow up as directed
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I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when i move?

I have a pain right underneath my collar bone on my left shoulder, but it only hurts when i move?

Impingement: Could be shoulder impingement. An orthopedic doctor can get an xray and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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