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The base of my neck where the sternocliedomastoid connects to clavicle area hurts to the touch. What could be the cause?

The base of my neck where the sternocliedomastoid connects to clavicle area hurts to the touch. What could be the cause?

Muscle pain: The most likely cause is a muscle strain. The sternocleidomastoid functions in neck rotation, so a strain can result from overuse of the neck muscles or abnormal neck positioning. Another cause could be infection of the overlying skin and or muscle itself. This would be associated with redness and warmth in the area. Treat initially with ice, anti-inflammatories, rest. See a doctor if not better ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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I have got two lumps near clavicle, do you have any idea what it could be? They are really painful and my shoulder hurts so much

I have got two lumps near clavicle, do you have any idea what it could be? They are really painful and my shoulder hurts so much

Lumps: So many possibilities and very little information given. Please resubmit with more detail about the lumps size, shape, itchy or not, pimple like or what does it look like. How long have lumps been there? ...Read more

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I broke my clavicle 5 days ago and honestly it hurts, but not too much. I can put clothes on pretty easily and stuff. Is it healing faster than normal?

I broke my clavicle 5 days ago and honestly it hurts, but not too much. I can put clothes on pretty easily and stuff. Is it healing faster than normal?

This is normal: If you are still growing you may heal a little faster than a mature adult. Most 16 year old kids with a clavicle fracture can expect to have good callus formation and healing between 4 and 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Bump on left side between shoulder and clavicle, hurts when lifting laterally, the bump moves with the arm, when moving up and down?

Bump on left side between shoulder and clavicle, hurts when lifting laterally, the bump moves with the arm, when moving up and down?

Distal clavicle?: Have you ever injured left shoulder by falling on it?
Trace your clavicle with your fingers out towards your shoulder. If the bump is out at the end of your clavicle, you have torn your acromial-clavicular ligaments.
A very common hockey player injury from checking. They participate in sports and daily living without surgery. Occasionally, it requires surgery. I recommend clavicle shortening, ...Read more

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Golf ball size Lump above left clavicle. Does not hurt. Appeared about a week ago. Should I be concerned? Picture of lump is my Pro pic!

Golf ball size Lump above left clavicle. Does not hurt. Appeared about a week ago. Should I be concerned? Picture of lump is my Pro pic!

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions do not view patients' images.) ...Read more

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I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?

I have a chain of palpable cervical lymph nodes from back of my neck to 2 inches from clavicle. Some hurt some don't. Mostly all movable. What is this?

Many: Most of the time, they are likely from an infection at that side of the body above the neck area (tonsil, sinus gum, teeth etc) But if the node sizes get larger or the enlargement continues for more than 2 weeks, be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My clavicle area hurts only after eating fried potatoes. It's a slow dull pain that goes away when I stretch but it lasted around 30 mins a few times?

My clavicle area hurts only after eating fried potatoes. It's a slow dull pain that goes away when I stretch but it lasted around 30 mins a few times?

Strange!: It's hard to say why only one food does this. Everyone is different and can have symptoms that are unique to them. If I eat food that is very spicy my ear canals itch like crazy! The moral is: don't eat fried potatoes. If you have symptoms like this with other foods, it should be checked out by your doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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I think my daughter might have broken her clavicle but there's no bruising or swelling but when I touch that area she says it hurts?

I think my daughter might have broken her clavicle but there's no bruising or swelling but when I touch that area she says it hurts?

May not see bruise: The clavicle is one of the more common bones to break in the body. In kids it can crack & be maintained in place by its surrounding fibrous sheath & the only initial sx may be point tenderness at the point of the crack. Within a day or two a bump may arise over the surface of the bone. If the kid doesn't want to use the arm/shoulder & complains about that location it is worth a visit. ...Read more

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Fell snowboarding 3 days ago. Pain in lower right clavicle and neck. Hurts most when I sleep, cough, or certain movements. Any ideas?

Fell snowboarding 3 days ago. Pain in lower right clavicle and neck. Hurts most when I sleep, cough, or certain movements. Any ideas?

See below: Sounds like you may have whiplash. This can occur with falls. You likely strained your neck muscles, but it's also possible to injure the joints, discs, or nerves in the neck. This will result in referred pain to the neck and/or shoulder. Be sure to see a physician for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How much would a hairline fracture in your clavicle hurt?

Fractures hurt local: Fractures usually hurt in one spot on the bone, and clavicle fractures may hurt when you cross your arm across the body. Deformity or crunching feeling is associated with a displaced fx. ...Read more

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I have hard lumps on both clavicles. They are getting bigger and turn red at, night and hurt. I can't sleep and now my left ear is very red and hot. I?

I have hard lumps on both clavicles. They are getting bigger and turn red at, night and hurt. I can't sleep and now my left ear is very red and hot. I?

Ans: Sounds like you may have access??? You would be best to see your doctor especially since the lesions are spreading now. ...Read more

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Small bony lump at the end of right clavicle and rarely my right hand hurts I am 16yr old?

Small bony lump at the end of right clavicle and rarely my right hand hurts I am 16yr old?

See details: The two issues are likely unrelated. Neither sounds like a major problem but have a doctor take a look if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Any ideas? Lower right neck aches, hurts to swallow on outside of throat, does not hurt when I turn head to right and swallow. Feels like a tendon above clavicle and sometimes seems connected to ear.

Any ideas? Lower right neck aches, hurts to swallow on outside of throat, does not hurt when I turn head to right and swallow. Feels like a tendon above clavicle and sometimes seems connected to ear.

Eagle's syndrome: Or styloid-stylohyoid syndrome type i. The symptoms include a dull ache experienced during swallowing and chewing, ear pain, a persistent sore throat, or feeling of something caught in the throat. The characteristics of the pain resemble a neuritic type of pain and are best classified as glossopharyngeal neuritis.
Rec see an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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