Sternum (breastbone) pain

Sternoclavicular injury

Sternoclavicular Sprain

The collarbone connects to the sternum or breastbone in the middle of the chest at the top. If the shoulder is subjected to a hard impact, this joint (known as the sternoclavicular joint), can become injured. There will be pain located on the joint which may spread into the shoulder. Medical help should be consulted …

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Costochondritis - Tietze's syndrome

Costochondral Separation

A Costochondral separation, sometimes known as a rib separation, usually occurs after a direct impact to the chest. One or more ribs become separated from the costochondral joint (made from cartilage) which is also attached to the breastbone. The area will be very painful, especially when breathing deeply, and it can take several months to …

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Bruised Sternum & Sternum Fracture

A bruised sternum is caused by direct trauma, or impact to the sternum bone in the middle of the chest. In more severe cases, a fracture may occur, or dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for sternum injuries. Bruised sternum A bruised sternum, or sternum contusion as it …

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