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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 10:41 AM
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I broke my collarbone last april after slamming my shoulder into a rock. It took forever to be totally pain free (like 3 months) but I was back riding after a few days once my arm was able to hang without pain. I dialed it back a bunch to make sure I wouldn't fall on it. I basically did everything I could to not impact that area if I knew I was going down.

I was told that rest is the only thing that can heal it, unless the bone is out of place and bulging. Then you get surgery.

I wouldn't sit out your trip if you can handle the pain. Especially if it will have been over 2 months since injuring it. And based on what you described you seem pretty healed up. I think bones only need like 6 weeks to heal generally. That stiffness/aching with over exertion lasted a while before it tapered off into nothing. Just be careful because your bone is prob still weaker than it should be.

NOTE: I am not a doctor but I play one on the internet...
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