Range Vs. Stability
The shoulder is the most mobile joint on the body, with unmatched range of motion. That range, however, comes at a cost of stability. As such, there is a wide range of injuries specific to your shoulder that can cost you the use of your arm for weeks or months on end. At Edwards & Kautz, our lawyers understand the pain and difficultly associated with ongoing shoulder injuries, and we are prepared to get you the help you deserve.
Shoulder Dislocations And Instability
A shoulder dislocation occurs when an individual’s humerus, the upper arm bone, is forcibly removed from the shoulder socket, causing intense pain and an inability to move the arm. It requires immediate medical attention in an emergency room. Once a shoulder has been dislocated, it may become unstable, and that may lead to further dislocations.
Other Injuries And Their Consequences
Continued dislocation of the shoulder, as well as other actions, can cause damage to the muscles, tendons and bones of the shoulder joint. This leads to rotator cuff tears/tendinitis, labrum tears and shoulder arthritis. Each of these conditions requires medical attention such as:
- Further emergency room visits
- Physical therapy
With recurrent shoulder problems due to an accident, medical bills can start piling up. If you work with your hands, or need to drive, your ability to work is diminished. Even after treatment, there is no guarantee that you will ever get the full range of motion in your shoulder again.
Taking Control Of Your Shoulder Injury
At Edwards & Kautz, our attorneys understand how serious shoulder injuries can affect your life. If you’ve injured your shoulder in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us our Paducah, Kentucky, office by calling us at 270-908-4914 or by using our contact form.