Clavicle Muscle Attachments Inflammation

Clavicle Attachments Inflammation

The Clavicle, or collarbone, has a number of muscle attachments along its length. The tendons that attach the muscles to the front of the shoulder and collarbone can become painful and inflamed through overuse. This injury is particularly found in athletes who do a lot of throwing, such as cricketers. Read more on the symptoms and the treatments of this injury below.

Symptoms of Muscle inflammation at the Clavicle

  • Pain and stiffness along the collarbone.
  • Pain that radiates into the front of the neck.

Who is affected by this injury?

A number of muscles (including pec major) attach to the collarbone (via tendons) from above into the neck and below into the chest. These tendons can become inflamed through overuse. This injury is more common in cricket bowlers and throwers.

Treatment of Muscle inflammation at the Clavicle

What can the athlete do?

  • Rest and apply ice
  • See a sports injury specialist or Doctor.

What can a sports injury specialist do?

  • Apply sports massage and stretching techniques.
  • Apply ultrasound treatment.
  • Prescribe a rehabilitation and strengthening programme.