Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Swollen painful collar bone. Pain in the shoulder. No injury. Need to be checked out?

My collar bone at the base of my neck is swollen and hurts to touch. My shoulder also aches most of the time. This has been going on for a few weeks. I haven t had any accidents, or knowingly pulled any muscles in my arms or shoulder. What do you think the problem could be, and do you think I need to have It investigated? I am now starting to worry. I am a woman of 60years of age.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  270
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to your description , pain and swelling over your collar bone seems to be inflammatory in nature.

I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of thighs and rule out any infective cause.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor