Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff injuries are sometimes a result of falls and other accidents. They are also a common occupational injury. For example, attempts to cushion a fall and jobs that involve heavy lifting, repetitive raising of the arm to perform overhead work, or pulling frequently lead to injuries to the rotator cuff.
The rotator cuff is composed of four tendons and muscles that stabilize and move the shoulder joint. These muscles can be torn, and the resulting pain can be excruciating. A torn rotator cuff can also lead to limitations on arm movement. A torn rotator cuff can be a relatively mild injury or it can be very serious and permanent. Tears to the rotator cuff sometimes require corrective surgery, MRIs, physical therapy, and other expensive medical treatments and procedures.Tips for Prevention:
Unfortunately, if a rotator injury occurs because of a fall or accident, it will likely be impossible for you to prevent. Stretching before performing occupational duties that require lifting or forceful pulling might help to prevent tearing of the rotator cuff in that context.Symptoms:
Symptoms of rotator cuff injury include:
- Pain near the top of the shoulder
- Weakness of the shoulder
- Difficulty lifting or reaching
If you have suffered a rotator cuff injury and you would like to find out about potential personal injury claims, the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP can help you. We have handled countless cases involving rotator cuff injuries in the 40-plus years that we have been practicing. We have a thorough understanding of all of the complexities of personal injury law, and we would like to use that expertise to assist you. At Altman & Altman, all of our clients get the personalized client service that is so crucial when they are going through difficult and painful times. We believe that our success is directly related to our relentless dedication to our clients.
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