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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

LEBANON SHOULDER INJURY ATTORNEYS

The shoulder is a complex system of muscles, ligaments, cartilage and tendons. The shoulder is susceptible to rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendonitis, dislocation, SLAP tear, frozen shoulder, arthritis and fractures. Rotator cuff tears involve the muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries often cause weakness in the arm and cause difficulty reaching behind the back or overhead. A rotator cuff tear can be caused by repetitive motion or it can be caused by trauma. Age is a risk factor for rotator cuff tears. Rotator cuff tears can be treated surgically and non-surgically. People can also have impingement or catching in the rotator cuff or tendonitis. Dislocations can cause the upper arm bone to pop out of the socket. Dislocated shoulders typically result from an injury and treatment may include physical rehabilitation or surgery. A SLAP tear is a tear of the labrum. SLAP tears are common in athletes who throw overhead but are also common in injuries caused by trauma. Shoulder arthritis is due to a loss of cartilage of the shoulder bone. Typically there is a limited range of motion and painful grinding or clicking. A fracture as a result of trauma can injury the tendons and ligaments as well as the bony structure of the shoulder. Surgical and non-surgical treatments are both used to treat fractures. If you have pain, swelling, weakness or loss of range of motion in the shoulder you should seek medical attention.


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