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Impingement Injury

Impingement Injury Lawyers

A bad fall, a direct blow in an automobile accident, or an overuse injury from work can all result in a serious shoulder injury called an impingement. Shoulder impingement occurs when the space between the rotator cuff and the acromion (the top bone of the shoulder girdle) becomes narrowed or is made jagged from an injury. The pain and lack of mobility occurs when the rotator cuff tendon moves across this compromised space. Impingement can occur from a single event in the scenario of a fall, car collision, or other accidental, hard blow to the shoulder. An impingement can also result from a repetitive movement, which, in many cases, is due to the patient’s occupation. No matter what caused your shoulder impingement you should seek the help of our skilled workers’ comp attorneys.

Please do not wait another minute before calling out team of workers’ compensation lawyers for a free consultation. They charge nothing in the way of legal fees or costs unless they win for you and your family. In addition, they serve the entire United States including Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, El Paso, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston, Charlotte, Wilmington, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Tulsa and Oklahoma City,

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Treatment

There are two options to treat shoulder impingement: medical and surgical. The medical option is used in less severe cases of shoulder impingement or when the patient fears that the recovery process of surgery will be too much for them. Their doctor will prescribe physical therapy, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, and physical therapy to reduce pain and swelling while regaining strength and mobility. The goal of reducing inflammation is to increase the area in which the rotator cuff tendon moves.

The surgical option for shoulder impingement has a very high success rate. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 85 percent of patients who undergo surgery have reduced pain and increased range of motion. Arthroscopic surgery involves a five millimeter incision into the shoulder and an examination with a small, flexible camera. This is a much less invasive option than open surgery. Once the examination of the rotator cuff and surrounding bone and tissue is made, the surgeon will remove bone spurs and even out the surface to create an area with less friction for the rotator cuff tendon to move upon. Recovery takes six weeks, and just like the medical treatment, involves physical therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories to reduce the swelling. Ice may also be used for 20 to 30 minutes at a time, two to three times a day over the first few days.

Recovery From Impingement Surgery

Shoulder impingement may require shoulder decompression surgery. This can be both very costly and very time consuming. It takes a solid six weeks after surgery for recovery, after which the patient will undergo weeks or months of physical therapy to regain lost strength and flexibility. If you have been injured on the job, on the job site or at work your employer may owe you compensation to pay for your medical bills, future medical costs, and lost income. Don’t hesitate to contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys today to discuss your shoulder injury claim.

Contact An Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you or a loved one have suffered a shoulder injury from another person’s careless or reckless actions, you may be able to recover compensation to help pay for your damages. To ensure you get the medical care, benefits and maximum compensation that you deserve, it is in your best interest to seek experienced legal guidance. Contact our workers’ compensation law office immediately to speak to our experienced personal injury attorneys today.

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