My mother who is 86 had a fall and broke her right collar bone. We saw the x-rays yesterday, three weeks after the fall, and notice that there is a gap of about a 1/4 inch between the bone. The doctor said that it may or may not close. Does this mean that my mother will always have pain from this injury. She can’t take Tylenol or Advil forever without doing liver or kidney damage. She wears the sling if our walking about, otherwise she has mobility which is good. Will she ever be pain free and able to return to water aerobics and yoga?Any advice would be welcome.