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How can bone fracture cause shoulder pain?

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A bone can break or crack if you fall or take a hard hit. The most common breaks are to the clavicle (collarbone) and the humerus (arm bone closest to your shoulder). You’ll have a lot of pain and it may bruise. If your collarbone is broken, your shoulder can sag and you might not be able to lift your arm.

From: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Shoulder Pain.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shoulder Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Shoulder Pain.”

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Shoulder Problems.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Shoulder Injuries,” “Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Shoulders.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Shoulder Injuries,” “Dislocated Shoulder,” “Clavicle Fracture,” “Shoulder Joint Tear,” “Rotator Cuff Tears,” “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Shoulder Pain.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shoulder Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Shoulder Pain.”

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Shoulder Problems.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Shoulder Injuries,” “Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Shoulders.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Shoulder Injuries,” “Dislocated Shoulder,” “Clavicle Fracture,” “Shoulder Joint Tear,” “Rotator Cuff Tears,” “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

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