Pain with certain movements such as lifting your arm or moving your shoulder are the primary symptoms of a clavicular sprain.
Some causes may include slip and falls on an extended arm, over stretching your shoulder, lifting heavy weights over your head or performing a chest press, push-ups, construction work, shovelling or any other heavy or repetitive movements that involve the shoulder and chest muscles. Blunt trauma to the chest or shoulder area such as a tackle, being struck by a fast moving or heavy object may also be a cause.
Proper diagnoses must first be performed. In addition, an X Ray may reveal any misalignment of the joints. Your doctor can feel for any misalignments of 1. Acromioclavicular (shoulder and Clavicle) or 2. Sternoclavicular (sternum and Clavicle). We can realign the joint using our methods and technology. A severe sprain should be immobilized using a sling for at least a week to avoid stretching the injured area. Ice is a great way to reduce any pain and swelling in the joint and helps the healing process.