Recovering from a Clavicle & Rib Injury: Part Three, Riding, Travel & More

recovering from a clavicle injury
Happenings since the last update; Stetina’s Paydirt

“A broken collarbone is a common injury. The collarbone, also known as the clavicle, connects the shoulder blade to the breastbone. Common causes of a broken collarbone include falls, sports and traffic accidents. Infants sometimes break their collarbones while being born.” – The Mayo Clinic –

recovering from a clavicle injury
Somewhere near Carson City, Nevada

Symptoms of a broken collarbone include:

  • Pain that increases when moving the shoulder.
  • Swelling, tenderness or bruising.
  • Skin over the break might look like a tent when gently pinched.
  • A bump on or near the shoulder.
  • A grinding or crackling sound when moving the shoulder.
  • Stiffness or not being able to move the shoulder.
recovering from a clavicle injury
Swelling & bruising persists, but healing is going well

There’s also those injuries where there is no break of the clavicle, but similar to above, swelling, tenderness, or bruising. No matter the outcome, Clavicle / Collar Bone injuries are among the most common that affect cyclists, no matter your chosen genre.

Recovering from a Clavicle Injury: Part Three Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist continues his recovery from a recent crash. Thankfully, his collarbone is not fractured, but there is extensive swelling around the clavicle / shoulder. Additionally, JOM is sporting lower back injuries and two fractured ribs. His recovery continues, three weeks after taking a serious tumble.

recovering from a clavicle injury
30 minutes on the Drum Kit!

We sincerely hope you find this information helpful, but it in no way is indicative of professional medical treatment. What is working for JOM, may not work for you, consider consulting a medical professional for your treatment plan.

recovering from a clavicle injury
Heading towards Carson City, Nevada

Reminder: ALWAYS BE A STEWARD FOR GRAVEL CYCLING: Respect the roads, respect the locals, respect the land, respect your fellow cyclists.

recovering from a clavicle injury
The beautiful Framework Bicycles custom gravel bike!

Have no fear, JOM is on the Mend! More to follow in Part Four!

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