When do you start rehab after broken collarbone?

Start these exercises 6 weeks after your injury and to do 4-5 times a day. When you have regained full range of movement in the stage 2 exercises without pain you can start to do these exercises without the support of your other hand. This is known as active range of movement.

How long do you wear a sling after clavicle surgery?

A sling is worn for 2 to 3 weeks after surgery for comfort and to help patients avoid movements that may impede healing. After surgery there are some movement restrictions—particularly for weight-bearing activities—but patients will be encouraged to continue to move the elbow, wrist and hand to prevent stiffness.

What exercises can I do after a broken clavicle bone?

Shoulder flexion (lying down)

  1. Lie on your back, holding a wand with both hands. Your palms should face down as you hold the wand.
  2. Keep your elbows straight, and slowly raise your arms over your head until you feel a stretch in your shoulders, upper back, and chest.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

How long is recovery from clavicle plate removal?

Following plate removal, the mean number of days returning to work was 14 (1–90) days and to sports was 26 (1–150) days. Three patients in the plate-out group sustained a further fracture of their clavicle after plate removal.

How can I speed up the recovery of a broken clavicle?

To help speed the healing, you might get:

  1. A splint or brace to keep your shoulder from moving.
  2. A sling for your arm, which you might use for a few days.
  3. Anti-inflammatory painkillers, like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, which will help with pain and swelling.
  4. Range-of-motion and strengthening exercises.

Should you sleep with a sling on with a broken collarbone?

common fracture. You will be given a sling to support your arm; this should be used for 2 to 6 weeks whilst the injury heals. Wear the sling during the day but remove it for exercises and personal hygiene. You can wear it at night time if you find it more comfortable but you don’t have to.

How do you strengthen your clavicle?

Shoulder blade squeeze

  1. While standing with your arms at your sides, squeeze your shoulder blades together. Do not raise your shoulders up as you are squeezing.
  2. Hold 6 seconds.
  3. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Can you feel the plate after clavicle surgery?

The metal plate and screws that are used to repair the broken bone make the bone feels as though it has already healed, in reality it will take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks for the bone to fully heal.

When can I lift weights after clavicle surgery?

We allow movement of the shoulder as tolerated. However, weight lifting restrictions are placed until the bone has healed. It is common to see it written that it takes 6 weeks to heal.

How can I strengthen my shoulder after broken collarbone?

Isometric shoulder exercises: You may also be instructed to do isometric shoulder exercises that include abduction, adduction, extension, and flexion. Abduction and adduction exercises strengthen muscles at the back of your shoulder and upper back.