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Doctor insights on: What Is The Most Common Treatment For A Bruised Collar Bone

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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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When I touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

When I touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

Collar bone pain: Often this is found with acromioclavicular disorders. The middle age and older set frequently get arthritis of the "ac" joint. But younger folks more often get sprains. Without trauma, a common cause is from overuse. Too much tennis, push-ups, or especially weight lifting can create such high loads that soreness and inflammation can develope - also called distal clavicle osteolysis. ...Read more

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I have a hard mass, the size of a quarter, an inch down from the collar bone, center of high chest area. It feels tender, like a bruise.?

I have a hard mass, the size of a quarter, an inch down from the collar bone, center of high chest area. It feels tender, like a bruise.?

Uncertain.: Could potentially be a breast mass, abnormal interpectoral lymph node, or possibly hypertrophic arthritic change of the sternoclavicular joint. First step is to see your doctor for an evaluation and next steps. ...Read more

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Why have I got bruised upper left chest just under the collar bone? And I have hard time breathing after my meals. Why is this

Why have I got bruised upper left chest just under the collar bone? And I have hard time breathing after my meals. Why is this

See a doctor: This may turn out to be little or nothing, but with these symptoms you really need to be seen, examined and possibly undergo some tests and imaging studies. Do not wait around. Go see somebody now. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes bruise b4 u can feel them?! I have 1 on my chest on the right side, under my collar bone close to my armpit. Could something be wrong?

Do lymph nodes bruise b4 u can feel them?! I have 1 on my chest on the right side, under my collar bone close to my armpit. Could something be wrong?

Exam: Best to have an exam by your primary care provider. May not be a lymph node at all. It could be a cyst. Doesn't sound like an emergency to see the doctor, but within a few weeks or so should be OK. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Am I suppose to be able to grab something near my collar bone below Adams apple? It's soft and tender. Tender to touch. Ate sharp foods yester.

Am I suppose to be able to grab something near my collar bone below Adams apple? It's soft and tender. Tender to touch. Ate sharp foods yester.

Varies: There are some structures in the area you are discribing including the thyroid cartilage, the thyroid itself, and the carotid tubercle. But if something is swollen, tender, warm, painful, or just clearly different than your baseline; I would definitely be checked. If nothing else it can be reassuring. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a pea sized movable lump about two inches below my collar bone/near center of chest. It does not hurt but is now tender. 31, male.?

Hello, I have a pea sized movable lump about two inches below my collar bone/near center of chest. It does not hurt but is now tender. 31, male.?

Get checked: This type of lump should be assessed by your doctor to determine if it is a cyst, fat mass or a lymph node. Good luck. ...Read more

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The side of my neck (next my throat) is tender and sore to the touch. It also feels as if there is a small lump on the SCM muscle near collar bone.

The side of my neck (next my throat) is tender and sore to the touch. It also feels as if there is a small lump on the SCM muscle near collar bone.

Lump: You must see your primary doctor as soon as possible. He will take your medical history, examine you, and then order lab studies.
Once the lab data is returned to your doctor further management may be needed.
Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a dislocated collar bone?

Non-operative care: A collarbone (clavicle) can be dislocated both at the shoulder - an acromioclavicular dislocation ("separated shoulder") or much less commonly at the center of the chest (a sternoclavicular dislocation). The AC dislocation has six types, types 1-3 are the most common. Generally, treatment is conservative, with early motion and advancing activities as tolerated. Common rugby/footbal/hockey injury. ...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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I've a bone growth where my collar bone attaches to my shoulder. It is very pointed & hurts esp when wearing a bra. Ever heard of this? Any treatment?

I've a bone growth where my collar bone attaches to my shoulder. It is very pointed & hurts esp when wearing a bra. Ever heard of this? Any treatment?

Osteochondroma: If it really is a bone growth, then it is most likely an osteophyte (bone spur due to arthritis). A much less common diagnosis is an osteochondroma (benign growth of bone and cartilage) your orthopedist should be able to tell you the most likely diagnosis. If it really bothers you, it likely can be removed with a simple surgical procedure. ...Read more