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Doctor insights on: Pain Around Left Collar Bone

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What is under your collar bone on the left side?

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

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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I can feel a ball like thing near my left collar bone?

Get it evaluated: This type of mass needs evaluation. It could be minor but there is no way to tell from your description. ...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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Sharp pain under left side of my collar bone, what could this be?

Hard to say: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. There is a joint that is known as the acromioclavicular joint and it can be involved in a number of inflammatory and arthritic conditions and this may be the cause. Consider being seen.0. ...Read more

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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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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