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One of my clavicle bones sticks out at the end closest to my shoulder joint. I have no injuries, it has been this way for years. Is there a problem?

One of my clavicle bones sticks out at the end closest to my shoulder joint. I have no injuries, it has been this way for years. Is there a problem?

Bone spur or cyst: Chances are this is a small bone spur or cyst. Is it present on both sides? Perhaps you hurt as a child and growth plate fused this way. May be a benign cyst from the joint. By the time we're 30, most of us have degenerative changes of this joint. If it is nontender just make sure it doesn't get larger. If tender then see md and get xray. ...Read more

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Pain over right shoulder, in joint and spreading up neck and across clavicle?  what is it?

Pain over right shoulder, in joint and spreading up neck and across clavicle?  what is it?

Spasm: Is the most likely problem stretching and hot/cold packs can be helpful, in addition to the the gentle exercise already mentioned. ...Read more

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Does having a pinched nerve in the neck affect your shoulder joint? I have labrum fraying what Is that?

Does having a pinched nerve in the neck affect your shoulder joint? I have labrum fraying what Is that?

Bot exactly: both can cause shoulder pain the labrum like the meniscus in the knee is cartilage in the shoulder and often softens and frays with age ,can be asyptomatic early arthritis , take care Attributing symptoms to labral fraying. Displaced labral tears can causing mechanical locking symptoms frAying is best thought of as an asymptomatic incidental finding not all findngs are symptomatic ...Read more

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What can make u have sudden pain in ur right shoulder joint to ur neck when taking a deep breath and should I worry?

What can make u have sudden pain in ur right shoulder joint to ur neck when taking a deep breath and should I worry?

Muscle spasm: Could be a spasm or trigger point in one of the accessory muscles of respiration; the scalenes can pinch off nerve roots in the brachial plexus and give you shoulder/arm symptoms. If persists, should be reviewed by chiropractor. Less likely but with your history, gallbladder also refers to right shoulder, consult with PCP or GI dr. ...Read more

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I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck ?

I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck ?

Get evaluated: Sometimes shoulder pain can overlap with cervical spine radiculopathy and therefore will not respond to injection. In addition to this you could have an underlying injury to your rotator cuff which is not responding to injection. Either way an MRI of the shoulder might be indicated if your pain has not resolved. If this is negative then there might be a neurological component that needs a workup. ...Read more

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I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more

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My collarbone is shaped funny and is pressing into my shoulder joint. Is this something that requires surgery? I'm always in pain.

My collarbone is shaped funny and is pressing into my shoulder joint.  Is this something that requires surgery?  I'm always in pain.

Unable to answer it,: without U being seen and have some XRays, & maybe CT or MRI scans done, to establish a Diagnosis. See your local orthopod. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Could a shoulder that grates, pops nr the clavicle cause neck & face pain inc teeth. Pops like a rubber ball is in clavicle & gets squashed until pops?

Could a shoulder that grates, pops nr the clavicle cause neck & face pain inc teeth. Pops like a rubber ball is in clavicle & gets squashed until pops?

Yes: Yes, you can get referred pain to the neck, jaws and teeth from shoulder problems. Not common but possible. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more

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