When will my Broken Collarbone Feel Better?
Patients heal at different rates. Age, underlying health conditions and level of activity can affect the overall healing speed of a clavicle fracture. Patients with diabetes or who use tobacco-based products experience the longest healing time. Most often, patients heal between six and twelve weeks. It’s important to follow Dr. Mazzara’s instructions and to participate in physical therapy when recommended. Contact sports should be avoided for two to four months after a broken clavicle.
You are ready to return to your normal activity when Dr. Mazzara has confirmed, via x-ray, that the fracture has healed properly and when there is no pain when moving the shoulder.
If you have questions, or if you have experienced a clavicle fracture or any other shoulder condition requiring a specialist, please contact the office of Dr. James Mazzara, serving Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities.