Guys, I am so upset. I fractured my left collar bone 11 days ago, not a separation just a 3/4 fracture. I've broken this one before and had it plated, then the plate and screws removed a year later, so in comparison this was NOTHING. In fact it did not even bother me after 5 days to go bike riding, so I did. I did 40km saturday and 20 sunday. No problems and it bothered me less and less each day.
But last night, I reached to the right with my left arm, twisting my body so my arm was across my chest. As I moved forward, I heard a crunching noise (bleh!) and pain shot through my shoulder. I was in agony half the night. This morning the figure 8 for my fracture does nothing to alleviate any pain.In fact it feels more like nerve pain than anything.
I can feel the bone is not separated, and the pain goes through to my back, to the top of my left shoulder blade. If I get VERY relaxed there is no pain, but the weight of my arm makes my muscles tense - then front of my chest has this sort of numb pain that shoots across the top of the break and just sort of around the chest area underneath.
Gosh I feel like an idiot. I wonder if I refractured the break, the pain is associated with it. But I'm confused because this is far worse than the original injury a week and a half ago. Could this be a pinched nerve? Torn muscle? What was the tearing or crunching sound? Any ideas?
I'm also discouraged because this whole week was to be a MTB training week. Now I can do nothing!
Edited by: BRITTATLARGE at: 5/11/2010 (08:57)
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