Swelling or bruising

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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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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Rib injuries

Bruised Ribs & Rib Fractures

The most common injuries to the ribs are contusions and fractures caused by direct impact. A stress fracture of the rib is rare, but can also occur through overuse. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of rib injuries. Bruised ribs Bruised ribs or a rib contusion occurs following a direct impact to the …

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Peroneal tendon dislocation

Peroneal Tendon Dislocation

Peroneal tendon dislocation causes pain on the outside of the ankle. Repeated dislocation or slipping of the peroneal tendons over the outside of the ankle causes friction, pain and inflammation. Symptoms Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the outside of the ankle where the tendon passes behind the lateral malleolus. There may be swelling and …

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Talar bone

Stress Fracture of the Talus

The talus bone is the bone at the top of the ankle which the tibia or shin bone sits on. Stress fractures of the talus are sometimes seen in footballers and track and field athletes. Talar stress fracture symptoms Symptoms of a stress fracture of the talus develop gradully over time and include: Pain on …

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