Shoulder Injury Explained
If you or someone you care about sustained a shoulder injury in any accident, please contact us now for a FREE consultation. There is NO fee on injury claims until you WIN!What are Shoulder Injury Accidents?
Our shoulder injury attorneys have successfully resolved thousands of serious injury cases including shoulder injuries (from many causes including from car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents; falls; and dog attacks), recovering many millions of dollars for our clients.
The shoulder is a part of the human body that is important for the mobility of a wide range of actions of the arms. The shoulder is made up of three bones that include the Scapula, Clavicle and the Humerus, and works with muscles, tendons and ligaments. These muscles and ligaments make it the most flexible joint in the human body, thereby also making it prone to injury.
The shoulder is important for many actions such as pulling, pushing and lifting. Two particular cartilages that help with the function of the shoulder are the Articular and the Labrum.
The Acromioclavicular, Glenonumeral and Sternoclavicucar are three joints of the shoulder that make its range of motion possible. The functions include rotating the arm, raising it behind and in front of the torso, and making the shoulder move in a complete 360 degree motion. Injuries to the shoulder from accidents include the following:
- Clavicle Fractures- Trauma to the shoulder (may be from a fall, auto collision or other impact). Sport activities can also be a cause of clavicle injuries resulting in fractures;
- Humerus Fractures- Fracture resulting from falling often with a stretched arm;
- Soft Tissue Injuries- May also result from a car accident or fall, causing ligaments to be separated or detached.
Shoulder pain is a frequent problem and is a common reason for medical visits for musculoskeletal symptoms.
Shoulder injury symptoms include the following:
- Severe pain
- Shoulder swelling
- Shoulder stiffness
- Numbness of the hand or arm
Should you experience any of these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible. If you need a referral, feel free to contact our offices for help.