When too much pressure is put on a bone it can break. A stress fracture is a hairline crack.
- Intense pain
- Swelling, bruising
- Difficulty moving shoulder
- Visibly out of place or misshapen
- Immobilization using a sling – casts aren’t used for collarbones.
- Surgery may be necessary to implant fixation devices such as plates, rods or screws if your bones don’t line back up.