Important Information About Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are very common in accident claims. Shoulder injuries can sometimes be one of the most debilitating types of injuries, due to the range of motion that is lost when one or both shoulders become injured. 
 
The clavicle, humerus, and scapula all work together to form the shoulder girdle, and often an injury sustained to one of these bones can cause pain in the other areas as well. Common types of shoulder injuries can include a torn rotator cuff, fractured clavicle, torn ligaments, tendonitis, and stiff joints.
 
Perhaps the most common type of shoulder injury is a rotator cuff injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that help move and stabilize the shoulder. If damage to any of these four muscles occurs, it usually results in a large amount of pain and difficulty moving in your upper body. If a rotator cuff injury is not treated, the injury will usually get worse and joint stiffness and arthritis can form.
 
Shoulder injuries can occur from a variety of types of accidents, including, but not limited to:

-Car Accidents
-On-the-job injuries
-Bicycle Accidents
-Dangerous Property Conditions
-Pedestrian Accidents

It is important that if you have a shoulder injury that you seek prompt medical treatment. Sometimes, treatment can be provided through prescription medications or steroid injections. However, when injuries are more severe, surgery or arthroplasty (shoulder replacement surgery) may need to take place. 
 
The Anderson Law Firm is dedicated to helping shoulder accident victims recover the damages they deserve. Attorney Mark Anderson is rated 10/10 by AVVO, and has also been voted as a Top Attorney in 2009 and 2010 by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. Please call 800-354-MARK today, for a free, no obligation consultation!

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