Working Out with a Broken Clavicle

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    Mar 12, 2014 10:07 PM GMT
    My right clavicle is broken. I can't (shouldn't) lift with that side. If I were to do upper body exercises with just my left side without straining my clavicle, would I be able to do the right side after I'm healed by compensating for it would it be detrimental to any sort of progress?

    I'm getting tired of crunches and legs. Thanks, guys.
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    YourName2000 saidJust work out your left side. And when people ask you why one side of your body is bigger than the other, just tell them it's from masturbating...then follow up with "you should see the size of my penis". icon_biggrin.gif
    The thing with that is it's already an issue.
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
    So, unfortunately its best to leave your upper extremities alone for now. Your non-affected side is already working twice as hard in making up for your injured side. if I were your Dr, the only upper extremity exercises that I'd allow you to do is wrist flexion of the injured side only while rested on your lap with a 5 lb weight max. If you are having trouble knowing what that looks like, text me and I will create a short video for you explaining what I mean. Other than that... its leg day for you buddy so those legs better be spectacular!
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
    Let's make a video. You can demonstrate on me.
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    If only masturbation was an occupation.
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    Actually, my friend just presented a talk about bioturbation so I started calling his degree Master of Turbation
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
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    MK1220 saidSo, unfortunately its best to leave your upper extremities alone for now. Your non-affected side is already working twice as hard in making up for your injured side. if I were your Dr, the only upper extremity exercises that I'd allow you to do is wrist flexion of the injured side only while rested on your lap with a 5 lb weight max. If you are having trouble knowing what that looks like, text me and I will create a short video for you explaining what I mean. Other than that... its leg day for you buddy so those legs better be spectacular!

    If you were his doctor, I'm pretty sure he'd figure out a different way to exercise his wrists. I'm sure you could help out though. icon_cool.gif


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    .........Working. My loins swell as I type.
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    shawnathan saidIf only masturbation was an occupation.


    actually it is. Occupations are any activities that a person finds meaningful for one reason or another.
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    shawnathan saidLet's make a video. You can demonstrate on me.


    shawnathan, your new picture makes me want to demonstrate on myself.....


    Anyway, trolly, I know my original advice wasn't probably your favorite, but these things take time man and upper extremities gain muscle quickly, you will be find although annoyed . kisses!
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    MK1220 said
    shawnathan saidIf only masturbation was an occupation.


    actually it is. Occupations are any activities that a person finds meaningful for one reason or another.
    Yeah, but would my insurance cover your services?
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    shawnathan saidIf only masturbation was an occupation.

    It's NOT??? icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 12, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
    Trolliosis saidMy right clavicle is broken. I can't (shouldn't) lift with that side. If I were to do upper body exercises with just my left side without straining my clavicle, would I be able to do the right side after I'm healed by compensating for it would it be detrimental to any sort of progress?

    I'm getting tired of crunches and legs. Thanks, guys.

    We don't know the extent of your break, and the degree of its healing to date. This is a question for your orthopedic specialist, and a physical therapist.

    Premature exercise can be harmful to the healing process. You may not like the inactivity, but you did break a bone, after all. Let medical experts answer your questions.
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    Mar 12, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
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    Trolliosis saidMy right clavicle is broken. I can't (shouldn't) lift with that side. If I were to do upper body exercises with just my left side without straining my clavicle, would I be able to do the right side after I'm healed by compensating for it would it be detrimental to any sort of progress?

    I'm getting tired of crunches and legs. Thanks, guys.

    We don't know the extent of your break, and the degree of its healing to date. This is a question for your orthopedic specialist, and a physical therapist.

    Premature exercise can be harmful to the healing process. You may not like the inactivity, but you did break a bone, after all. Let medical experts answer your questions.
    Do you mean to tell me... That you're not all medical experts?
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    Mar 13, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    Trolliosis said
    ART_DECO said
    Trolliosis saidMy right clavicle is broken. I can't (shouldn't) lift with that side. If I were to do upper body exercises with just my left side without straining my clavicle, would I be able to do the right side after I'm healed by compensating for it would it be detrimental to any sort of progress?

    I'm getting tired of crunches and legs. Thanks, guys.

    We don't know the extent of your break, and the degree of its healing to date. This is a question for your orthopedic specialist, and a physical therapist.

    Premature exercise can be harmful to the healing process. You may not like the inactivity, but you did break a bone, after all. Let medical experts answer your questions.
    Do you mean to tell me... That you're not all medical experts?
    I'll be a doctor soon.
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    Mar 13, 2014 12:21 AM GMT
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    MK1220 said
    shawnathan saidIf only masturbation was an occupation.


    actually it is. Occupations are any activities that a person finds meaningful for one reason or another.
    Yeah, but would my insurance cover your services?


    Actually, once MK gets his degree and if he works in Canada, yes it would! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 13, 2014 12:26 AM GMT
    Trolliosis saidDo you mean to tell me... That you're not all medical experts?

    Not me. But I can relate this personal experience. I broke my clavicle in a motorcycle accident at 19. But it went undetected, because doctors were focused on more major injuries, that kept me immobilized in a hospital bed for a while. I knew my shoulder hurt, but then I hurt all over.

    By the time I went home the shoulder still hurt, so I just went easy on it. After that it got better on its own over time.

    Forward 15 years, and my shoulder is hurting again. Doctors tell me it's likely due to my badly set broken collarbone, aggravated by all the pushups and other exercise I was doing while teaching college phy-ed classes.

    My broken WHAT? They showed me the X-rays, said it was broken some years earlier, didn't I remember it? And now nothing they could do, it didn't heal correctly, just have to go easy when it aches and take pain pills.

    Don't rush your own bone repair. You'll be thankful in the future.
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    Mar 13, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    shawnathan said
    MK1220 said
    shawnathan saidIf only masturbation was an occupation.


    actually it is. Occupations are any activities that a person finds meaningful for one reason or another.
    Yeah, but would my insurance cover your services?


    Actually, once MK gets his degree and if he works in Canada, yes it would! icon_biggrin.gif


    OTs make the most money in Alberta .... just saying.
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    Mar 13, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidDon't rush your own bone repair. You'll be thankful in the future.
    If you insist... icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 13, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    Trolliosis said ... would it be detrimental to any sort of progress ...
    stay away from exercise of any typeicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 13, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    Go for long walks. May not be as exciting as you would like but you will get some fresh air and distraction.

    And have a very frank talk with a physical therapist.

    Medical expert? NO, but I like playing doctor.
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    Mar 13, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    Personally I wouldn't because u can do more damage to yourself. Let it rest and heal do legs and lower body.
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    Mar 13, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    Trolliosis said
    ART_DECO saidDon't rush your own bone repair. You'll be thankful in the future.
    If you insist... icon_mad.gif

    I do, I do! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 13, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    How did ya break your clavicle..Somebody slam ya to the ground? This is a common wrestling injury.
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    Mar 14, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    mybud saidHow did ya break your clavicle..Somebody slam ya to the ground? This is a common wrestling injury.
    I was driving a car.
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    Mar 14, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    I think we may need more info on your clavicle fracture.

    1. Was it surgically managed? What did they do to surgically fixate it? Or was it a nondisplaced (your bone isn't tenting your skin) fracture that didn't require any surgery?
    2. What group and type of fracture was it, meaning the location and "how much" it's fractured.
    3. How long has it been since it was first broken?
    4. Do you have any pain with movement of that right upper extremity?

    Depending on your answers to these questions, activity progression for the upper extremity varies. Usually, for surgically managed fractures, gentle strengthening usually begins around 7 wks post-op. But if it was not surgically managed, this could be less.