Edema in the collarbone
Clavicles are two hollow bones of our body. One end is connected to the breastbone, the other is attached to the scapula. Most often, problems with the bone itself are rare, although not excluded. The Achilles' heel of this part of the body is the joints, so if you are concerned about the pain in the collarbone, and yet you did not bump or fall, you need to first pay attention to them. Let's look at the main causes of uncomfortable sensations in the right or left collarbone.
These bones, as already mentioned, are hollow, andtherefore fragile. They account for about 15% of all fractures recorded by physicians. In adults, it is quite easy to diagnose such damage: as a result of falling on an elongated arm or elbow or hitting the shoulder, the central part of the bone breaks. One half of it shifts inward and downward, and the other half - outwards and upwards. Such trauma sometimes damages the blood vessels and skin, the fragments stick out (open fracture). But even if the skin is not broken, a person complains of pain in the collarbone with the slightest movement of the limb. At the site of the bruise, edema develops, and often a naked eye can be seen shortening the entire forearm. With children there are difficulties of the kind that kids are afraid to admit that they fell during the game, in addition, they often do not break the periosteum when a fracture occurs.
Sometimes the pain in the collarbone is not direct, butreflected. The accompanying symptoms inexorably show that the problems are not in this bone, but in the spine. Compression of nerve endings gives pain in the clavicles. If, for example, it is accompanied by a sensation that your tongue is swollen and the area behind your ear is numb, this means that the third root of the spinal cord has clamped, and if the hiccup is bothering, the heart is stinging, there is a lump in the throat and difficult to swallow, problems in the fourth root . It is necessary urgently to address to the neuropathologist.
Dislocations of the end of the key bone thatfastened to the sternum, happen quite rarely, but the outer extremity - the acromial end - is very common. Thus the patient feels unpleasant sensations at movement by a hand, after strong physical activities, and in quiet position the pain in a clavicle is shown weakly or at all does not have an effect. But it is possible to diagnose this trauma on palpation. Sometimes a small edema develops on the site of the dislocation.
Tingling in the heart area is not alwaystestifies to cardiological problems. When a person experiences pain under the left collarbone during inspiration or exhalation, a strong heartbeat, but the cardiogram does not show any deviation from the norm, this feeling is called pseudocardialgia, or a syndrome of false heart pain.
It can provoke a variety of diseases. The most common are neuralgia of the ribs or the left brachial plexus. In addition to neuralgia, the area of the clavicles "echo" osteochondrosis of the cervical or thoracic part of the spine, radiculalgia of the sternum.
Inflammation of the shoulder joint and tissues surroundingit can also give pain in the left collarbone. It begins gradually, does not depend on physical activity and often visits a person at night. When viewed, the shoulder and collarbone look healthy. But there are still many diseases, both traumatic and other, that give unpleasant sensations in the area of clavicles and scapula. To successfully cure them, you need to see a doctor.