Swollen Sterno Clavicle Joint and upper chest

by Amanda
(KL, Malaysia)

Swollen Sterno Clavicle Joint and upper chest means it could be either a medical or chiropractic problem.

Dear Dr. B,

Many thanks for your information on
Tietze's syndrome, I have had a good read & presume that I would not get all the symptoms. I do not have tingling in the arm or hands, I do not get chest like heart attack pain etc, but the puffy bone hurts.

I have tried the cold pack but the swelling still remains. You are more than welcome to use the previous photo's. I will check with a chiropractor again & hope this can be sorted out.

I have attached a couple more picture of the puffy sternum.

Kind regards,


Ps. I don't eat cupcakes!

Hello Amanda,
I presume you've had a chest x-ray and bloods done; no cough?

To be honest, I'm unsure not knowing your full history, what tests you've had, and so on. This looks a little atypical, so I would continue to pursue this both from a medical and chiropractic angle.

Quite correct, you don't have to have the tingling in the arm; but if it starts, don't get unduly alarmed.

Keep to the same thread please, and let me know what transpires; I'm curious.

Glad to hear you don't eat cupcakes! Dangerous treats.

Dr B

» Swollen Sterno Clavicle Joint and upper chest

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Chiropractic help Questions (General).

Did you find this page useful? Then perhaps forward it to a suffering friend. Better still, Tweet or Face Book it.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Then forward it to a friend. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.