Injured Shoulder? We Can Help You
Your shoulder is not only a joint, it’s a delicate network of bones, sockets, muscles, and tendons. This means when one area of your shoulder becomes injured or damaged, it can affect all areas of your shoulder and of your life. Simple tasks like lifting your arm, holding groceries, or even just sitting at your desk can suddenly become unendurable. If your shoulder has been injured in an accident, don’t endure the pain of seeking treatment and pursuing your insurance claim on your own.
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The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, but that flexibility comes with a price: instability. That is one of the reasons shoulder injuries are so common after an accident. Because of this, we have compiled this list of resources to help answer your questions about shoulder injuries and what you should do after your accident.
Just how costly are shoulder injuries? According to Sound Ergonomics, medical bills for the average shoulder injury (excluding surgery) are around $20,000 per year. If your injury was caused by another person’s actions, don’t try to shoulder this financial burden yourself. Give us a call and click the link above to learn more surprising shoulder injury facts.
How can I treat my injuries at home? When do I need to see a doctor? What is a rotator cuff or a frozen shoulder and what are the causes? To learn the answer to these and many more shoulder injury questions, click the link above.
In order for your arm to rotate forwards, sideways, backwards, and upwards, the bone that fits into your shoulder socket has to be much smaller than the socket itself. The only thing holding that bone in place in a mix of muscles and tendons. This means if something happens to any of those parts–the bones, sockets, muscles, or tendons–your shoulder cannot work properly. This also means that any one injury can produce a number of problems, such as swelling, limited motion, pain, tissue tears, bone damage, even pinched nerves. The most common shoulder problems following an accident are:
- Tendon damage (such as swelling or a tear)
To learn more about specific shoulder injury types, like rotator cuff or dislocated shoulders, click the link above.
While many shoulder injuries can heal on their own with a little rest and time, some require extensive physical therapy or even surgery. It’s important to give yourself time to heal and understand the extent of your injuries before settling your claim with an insurance company. Often times a shoulder injury that seems minor after an accident can develop into a long-lasting and more serious problem. If your shoulder injury doesn’t heal on its own after an accident, don’t worry. Utah is home to some of the best medical care in the country. Check out our list of local shoulder injury resources by clicking the link above.