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broken collarbonees, does it ache during bad weather?(12 posts)

broken collarbonees, does it ache during bad weather?weiwentg
Aug 23, 2002 11:01 PM
I'm not sure if it's folklore or not, but aren't broken bones, especially ones with metal implants, supposed to hurt during bad weather? mine is hurting a bit now, and it's raining.
don't think sofiltersweep
Aug 24, 2002 6:19 AM
I've broken both collarbones, and although I don't have any implants, I've never felt what you describe...

One thing I will allow (in my rigid belief system ;) ) is that a joint with a large fluid cavity, such as a knee, could conceiveably be affected by changes in barometric pressure... but I might just be barking at the moon.
Mine doesn't do that...Spoke Wrench
Aug 24, 2002 6:23 AM
but for the five years it has felt tight all of the time. The only time it really feels good is when I'm in the shower. I've got three titanium screws and a wrap of high tech bailing wire on mine.
How long ago did you break it?Silverback
Aug 24, 2002 9:29 AM
One of my riding buddies, a doctor, broke his in February. After hearing him talk about sissy patients for so long, it's interesting to watch HIM recover from something painful. He'd never had a broken bone, and he's a lot more sympathetic now than he used to be.
He's had some pain at the site, and his orthopedic guy told him it will gradually get better for a year or so. If it doesn't, they may go back and take out the screws, which can sometimes cause pain, but they want to leave them a year if they can.
~4 monthsweiwentg
Aug 24, 2002 6:12 PM
perhaps I should stop worrying about this like some kind of old fogey, eh?
re: broken collarbonees, does it ache during bad weather?Skip
Aug 24, 2002 9:46 AM
If you have any hardware (ie plates, screws, pins, etc.) in there, then with temp./pressure (cold, rainy) fluctuations, you may experience that.
"may" is the operative wordKerry
Aug 24, 2002 1:02 PM
You hear all the time about people being able to sense or forecast the weather due to broken bones and other injuries. I would guess that could be true for some people, but it is not a given. My (formerly) broken bones do not tell me anything about the weather, the stock market, my love life, etc.
Mine never hurt, but no metal in mine either. nmLeisure
Aug 24, 2002 1:03 PM
re: broken collarbonees, does it ache during bad weather?Bacco
Aug 24, 2002 5:55 PM
My wife broke hers biking and it didn't heal, so after 6 months she got a bone graft and a metal plate with 8 screws. It healed quickly after the surgery and she hasn't experienced any weather-related sensations with it in over 3 years.
all my old breaks metal or no ache a bit when it rainslonefrontranger
Aug 24, 2002 7:25 PM
I can usually tell when a good storm is coming in in the winter, too.

Broken left forearm 17 years ago; still aches a bit from time to time.

Broken ankle last fall, aches a bit more than the arm

Broken CB 4 weeks ago hurt like crap in the last 2 laps of the circuit race today, but I hung in because I hadn't planned to finish.
all my old breaks metal or no ache a bit when it rainsSkip
Aug 24, 2002 9:31 PM
Maybe because they incorporated more iron into the callous while healing, because you are female - just kidding. Ever think of becoming a weather person?
arthritisColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2002 6:46 AM
I used to get this with my broken scapula after it healed. The doc said it was a mild form of arthritis.