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Why Is My Collarbone Thickened And Jutting Out
I have a severe bone bruise on my ac, along with thickening of the tendons and nerves and fluid under my collarbone, I am a cna doing a lot of lifting?
Probably work: Related repeated motion type of injury. You probably got advice to rest this area. Consult with your doctor for possible workers compensation benefits and alternative functions at your workplace. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Under the clavicle you have muscles, lymph nodes, the lung and the pleura (lung Covering). So anything that may affect these parts may cause discomfort or pain. The bone itself may cause some pain if it was injured. You may need to see your doctor if it goes on for a long time. ...Read more
It's : Normal for them to be prominent especially if you are lean or if you just don't have body fat in that area ...Read more
Yes: This is normal, especially in thin individuals, they make become more prominent with weight loss ...Read more
Need more info.: Would need more info. To make determination. History of injury or illness, exam and x-rays would be helpful. I recommend appt. With orthopedic surgeon for this determination. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: The clavicle is very superficial bone without much soft tissue or muscle coverage; unfortunately, there is no way to truly make the collarbone less prominent; you may want to focus on scapular (wing bone) stabilization exercises. ...Read more
Probably yes, & not:
Only Strange but most likely unhealthy as well; as you have to lose a bunch of weight. Also, It might a take a while, depending on how much you weigh at the moment. At 40, it might be difficult, but not impossible.
Discuss it with your PCP first, to ensure you do it in a Healthy way (should you decide to go for it).
Good Luck. ...Read more
Surgical treatment: Surgical repair of a broken collarbone commonly involves an incision paralleling the course of the collarbone centered over the area of the fracture. It involves realigning the fragments and holding them in position to heal in a more normal anatomical alignment. Typically, it is held with a conforming plate and several screws. Healing time is typically 6-12 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: This is not abnormal, especially if there has been a previous injury to one. If it is causing you pain or discomfort, go see an orthopedist. ...Read more
depends on whether the fracture is displaced or not. Non-dosplaced fractures heal even without sling- however you may get disfigurement.
Orthopedic referral is required for open fractures and fractures causing neurovascular compromise or tenting of the skin.
a xray is necessary to diagnose dosplacement.
Talk to your physician if you have any concerns. ...Read more
No: I suppose everyone has a different definition of "weird, " but in my opinion every person has a different body image and different needs and things that make them happy, so if this is your thing, I don't see anything wrong with that. ...Read more
Plate is unusual: The clavicle is the most common fractured bone in the body. Vast majority of time it requires a sling, immobilizing shoulder, pain control, then some physical therapy. If a plate is needed, probably needs to be there at least six months, but that is orthopedic (which I am not) assessment who did the surgery. ...Read more
Can you help me, I broke my collarbone about 13 months ago and im just curious should I take the plate out?
This question: Is best for the surgeon who treated you. An unknown doctor on the internet simply doesn't have adequate information to be making recommendations. Take care. ...Read more
I've been having pains right at the top of my left collarbone. It feels like a knot. Just wondering what it could be?
See your doctor: It may be a few things, including possibility of being a supraclavicular lymph node. Your doctor will examine you and then be able to help you better. ...Read more
One side of my collarbone sticks out than the other side I am male 21 years and do workout.daily it is somewhat inconfortable while doing workout also?
Sternoclavicular jt: It is not unusual for one sternoclavicular joint to be more prominent than the other. An orthopedic surgeon could evaluate this for you if the difference is very pronounced or if the joint is painful. ...Read more
Depends on location…: Pain at the medial end of the collarbone could be related to arthritis where it articulates with the sternum. The distal end is the more common place and that could be related to arthritis in the AC joint. An old fracture or an old separated shoulder predisposes you to that. Rotational movements and heavy weightlifting aggravate the problem. Recommended treatment depends on the cause and the aggravating factors. ...Read more
Varies: There are several types of clavicle (aka collarbone) surgeries. Some common procedures consists of clavicle fractures, ac joints repairs, distal clavicle excisions, cyst/ spur removal, or acromioplasty (actually is part of the scapula). Recover time often depends on the extent of the work that has to be done. Can you be more specific in the type of procedure you are asking about. ...Read more
Yes and no: Historically most collar bone breaks have been treated without surgery with good results. It depends on the amount of displacement of the fragments. Most collarbone breaks that happen in the middle of the shaft do not require surgery unless the bones are separated a great deal. Breaks towards the end of the bone closer to shoulder may need surgery more often. ...Read more
Walking ok: Walking really should not be a problem for clavicle fracture healing. The weight of the arm on the fracture site could cause discomfort, so use of a sling and/or figure of eight brace initially could help. Use pain as guide for the amount of walking, but again the rate of healing would likely not be impacted by walking. ...Read more
Don't Know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
See below: Collar bone does not generally hurt without any trauma. If the pain is close to your shoulder area, then it is AC joint, if it is close to the throat area, then it is the sternoclavicular joint. If it is in the middle of the bone, and there was no trauma, then you need an X-ray to r/o other pathology. ...Read more
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