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lump on collarbone

I have been trying to find out if anyone else has experienced anything like this.  Got up the wrong way one morning, and twisted my left shoulder.  Developed a lump on the collarbone after this happened.  Went for x-rays, and was told it was spasmodic torticollis, calcification on tendon, Arthritis, Tendonitis.  The pain is horrible, and its all in the left shoulder as the lump is located right in the same place.  They did not see a dislocation, but the lump seems to be like something is dislocated.  Nobody has answers.
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Whereabouts on your collarbone / clavicle is the lump exactly? If the doc thinks the injury is soft tissue related then it would be helpful to you to see a good sports masseuse to get the muscles properly worked on before you consider anything else. Nobody has answers because the medical profession typically behaves as if muscle and fascia don't exist.
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The calcification of the tendon is probably the lump you're feeling. You need to do light stretching exercises and ice and ibprophen. Experiment with sleeping positions. I'm sure the pain is awful...I hope you feel better soon.
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Hi, It looks like that you have developed calcium deposit within the tendons of the rotator cuff. These deposits are usually found in patients at least 30-40 years old, and have a higher incidence in diabetics. The calcium deposits are not always painful, and even when painful they will often spontaneously resolve after a period of 1-4 weeks. Few things can help you with this. These include physical activity and exercise, application of moist heat and anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. Regards
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