Clavicle pain from cleans
I've been working on my clean technique, mainly by using drop cleans and hang cleans. I've had, in the past, a tendency to drop a little lower than is necessary on my cleans and have the bar crash down on my clavicle, mainly because I'm working on dropping low enough. My elbow and wrist positioning has gotten way better, and so has my timing, so my catch is becomming more and more efficient (i.e. I only drop as far as it necessary and I catch the bar on the delts). Every once in a while, though, I'll slip. A little over a week ago, I caught the bar on the top of my clavicle, unevenly, so the bar hit the point of the collarbone just outside the trachea on the left side. It hurt like hell, and my whole left arm went tingly for a few seconds. Ever since, I can catch the clean well, but on the dip for the jerk the bar occasionally presses back and causes some real pain. It's completely absent when I don't touch it directly, so I don't think I chipped the bone, and there was no bruising. I think I may have traumatized a nerve, though. Has anyone done this before?