I was recently diagnosed with distal clavicular osteolysis or Weightlifter's shoulder. It is a painful deterioration of the distal end of the clavicle (collar bone). It is an overuse phenomenon that causes tiny fractures along the end of the clavicle. A breakdown of the bone (osteolysis) occurs.
The doctor says mine LOOKS minor and SHOULD be okay in 4-6 months, but it has already been about 3 months and it still doesn't feel, even a little, better.
The reason for this post is because I'd like to see if anyone else has had experience with this injury.
It would be great to hear how severe your injury was, how long it took to heal and weather or not you required the surgery (Mumford procedure or distal clavicular resection)
Thank you in advance!
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