Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries include rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, tears, shoulder impingement, shoulder bursitis, shoulder dislocation and shoulder separation. Shoulder injuries can be caused by specific injuries such as a fall, an injury from lifting or it can be caused as of the result of repetitive stress and strains of performing job duties over a period of time. This can also be attributed to chronic overuse of the shoulder.

Although the shoulder is easily injured during sporting activities and manual labor, the primary source of shoulder problems appears to be the natural age-related degeneration of the surrounding soft tissues such as those found in the rotator cuff. The incidence of rotator cuff problems rises dramatically as a function of age and is generally seen among individuals who are more than 60 years old. Often, the dominant and nondominant arm will be affected to a similar degree. Overuse of the shoulder can lead to more rapid age-related deterioration.

Shoulder injuries are a quite common occurence because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain stable, the shoulder must be anchored by its muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include:

  • sprains
  • strains
  • dislocations
  • separations
  • tendinitis
  • bursitis
  • torn rotator cuffs
  • frozen shoulder
  • fractures
  • arthritis

Usually shoulder problems are treated with RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise, medicines to reduce pain and swelling, and surgery if other treatments don’t work.

Shoulder injuries may also arise out of repetitive motions during your normal daily duties at work. Shoulder pain may be localized or may be felt in areas around the shoulder or down the arm.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


Prompt examination and evaluation of a Shoulder Injury is imperative. The victim of a Shoulder Injury needs fast assessment and treatment to minimize the effects of such an injury.

During the past 30 years, The Law Offices of Brent McAfee Thompson has successfully represented thousands of injury victims in work injuries, construction accidents and other significant personal injury situations.

Our experience has allowed us to represent individuals who have suffered Amputations, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Wrongful Death cases. Our firm is aggressive in pursuing the best interests of our clients. We have the knowledge and experience to successfully achieve a superior recovery or verdict on your injury situation.

Our office is always ready and willing to proceed to Trial on behalf of our clientele. We work strictly on a contingent fee basis; You need not worry about advancing out-of-pocket expenses.


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