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Clavical Injury

I was just wondering if anyone here at T-Nation has dealt with torn ligaments attatched to the clavical and how long it takes to rehab. Thanks in advance for responses.

Rich

Well, my sister fractured my right clavicle when I was 5 (she was 14, and a mean, mean bigger sister). I did no rehab other than wearing a sling for a month or 2, if I remember. I may have been given a few exercises as well. Moral of the story is: Today (21 years later) my right arm hangs noticeably (to me, at least) about an inch lower than my left, I can’t do dips at all, and front raises are an “only if I ask my shoulder politely” type of manuever.

Your best bet is to get to a qualified sports chiropractor or physical therapist and do what they say, religiously. Good luck.