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Old 08-17-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
Michael Zoda
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There is something up with my clavicle. Right side is significantly larger.

Long story short, I have a history of Shoulder Osteolysis on my right AC joint. About 5 months ago I had a arthroscopic surgery on my AC joint. They ended up removing 2 bone spurs with a distal clavical resection.

It was a little rough getting back into things but eventually everything was fine. Once I could handle it, I started with the power lifts, and eventually moved into an olympic weightlifting routine.

My programming is all O-Lifting. OCCASIONALLY (once a week) I will do short amounts of conditioning.

I know the surgery was only 5 months ago, so some tightness/pain is expected. The cycle I'm on has a lot of overhead work so I feel like the back of my shoulder and rhomboids are ALWAYS tight. Lately I have been getting some soreness in the AC joint, but nothing like before. Basically nothing that couldn't be handled with some extra rest/recovery and myofasical release.

Recently I've noticed an increase in the size of my right collarbone (clavicle?? are these terms interchangeable???) Its significantly larger than the other side and its starting to get in the way of my ability to catch cleans.

Today I did a clean and it literally banged into it. It made my whole shoulder sore. I also notice if I pull down on the clavicle it causes pain in the AC joint. I realize that this is just the internet and your capabilities are limited, but I'm afraid to go to my doc because he will just tell me to stop lifting as they all do. And I don't think that needs to happen.

Here are the pics, semi safe for work (no shirt/weird looking collarbone)

http://i.imgur.com/lz8BR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vWPnv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WFbWc.jpg
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Re: There is something up with my clavicle. Right side is significantly larger.

You think the resection has something to do with the lump?
Im not sure that's not some kind of dislocation/subluxation. Banging it probably isnt good. I would go to the doctor, at least you'll know what it is – and can still choose to lift or not. (i had that, a distal clavicle resection.) Good luck & speedy recovery!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: There is something up with my clavicle. Right side is significantly larger.

You're pretty young so I wouldn't bet on something like a Pancoast tumor

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancoast_tumor

But you probably should get that checked out by a doctor and at the very least X-rayed.

Could be something to do with the surgery that you need examined as well.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Re: There is something up with my clavicle. Right side is significantly larger.

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Long story short, I have a history of Shoulder Osteolysis on my right AC joint. About 5 months ago I had a arthroscopic surgery on my AC joint. They ended up removing 2 bone spurs with a distal clavical resection.

It was a little rough getting back into things but eventually everything was fine. Once I could handle it, I started with the power lifts, and eventually moved into an olympic weightlifting routine.

My programming is all O-Lifting. OCCASIONALLY (once a week) I will do short amounts of conditioning.

I know the surgery was only 5 months ago, so some tightness/pain is expected. The cycle I'm on has a lot of overhead work so I feel like the back of my shoulder and rhomboids are ALWAYS tight. Lately I have been getting some soreness in the AC joint, but nothing like before. Basically nothing that couldn't be handled with some extra rest/recovery and myofasical release.

Recently I've noticed an increase in the size of my right collarbone (clavicle?? are these terms interchangeable???) Its significantly larger than the other side and its starting to get in the way of my ability to catch cleans.

Today I did a clean and it literally banged into it. It made my whole shoulder sore. I also notice if I pull down on the clavicle it causes pain in the AC joint. I realize that this is just the internet and your capabilities are limited, but I'm afraid to go to my doc because he will just tell me to stop lifting as they all do. And I don't think that needs to happen.

Here are the pics, semi safe for work (no shirt/weird looking collarbone)

http://i.imgur.com/lz8BR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vWPnv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WFbWc.jpg

maybe you have disolcation, malunion, or fracture, or just some inflammation just go see your doc and get imaged, you can always just ignore his advice about stopping to lift, which is probably what he will tell you to do.
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