Clifton Shoulder Injury

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body, but it is also one of the most fragile. The shallow ball and socket joint of the shoulder allows for an amazing range of rotation, and it is held together in a complex formation of muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments. In a trauma situation, such as an auto, slip and fall or work related accident; these structures are extremely vulnerable to injury. Shoulder injuries can be painful and frustrating when they prevent us from performing daily functions. Common Clifton shoulder accident injuries include:

  • Auto- . The rotator cuff can be injured when a driver is hit from behind while their hands are pressed firmly on the steering wheel or from impact trauma. The rotator cuff refers to the group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder. They act as support to the shoulder bones (humerus, scapula, and clavicle) and allow the arm to move and rotate freely, as well as keeping the shoulder in place Shoulder fractures and associated nerve impingement are also common injuries in an auto accident. The seat belt restraining either the left or right shoulder can result in anterior dislocation.
  • Slip and fall – A Clifton shoulder injury can occur from a slip and fall when someone lands on an outstretched arm, resulting in fractures, dislocation, muscle and ligament tears or inflammation. Nerve damage from other areas such as the back or neck can radiate out to the shoulder, causing pain, discomfort and loss of mobility.
  • Workers Comp – Stress from repetitive tasks, such as pushing or pulling heavy objects can put strain on the shoulder and lead to damage. A Clifton worker who loads heavy boxes onto a truck may experience shoulder pain from this repeated motion. Repetitive stress injuries that impact the shoulder can also result from an un-ergonomic workstation. Poor posture while working can lead to muscular imbalance in the shoulders, tendonitis in the rotator cuff, or inflammation between the fluid cushions of the rotator cuff and the shoulder bones (bursitis).

Clifton Shoulder injuries are often complex, involving both bones and soft tissues. The effects of an accident on the shoulder may not be immediately apparent either, as nerve damage and soreness can show up days, weeks, or even months later. Insurance companies are notorious for denying Clifton shoulder injury claims, saying that the condition was already present or wasn't caused by the accident. US Injury centers employ Clifton chiropractors and other medical professionals that are experienced in diagnosing and treating auto, slip and fall, and workers comp Clifton shoulder injuries. Not only are our health professionals able to evaluate the complex soft tissue damage that the shoulder can sustain in an accident, they are able to clearly document the causal relationship between the accident and the injury. US Injury Centers has worked with thousands of accident victims nationwide, helping them recover from Clifton shoulder accident injuries.

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