The same forces that unexpectedly throw a person’s head about in car collisions act similarly on arms and shoulders.
Arm and shoulder pain are common symptoms after a car accident. The source of this pain often comes from these three causes:
Rotator cuff injuries: the violent force of an auto collision can directly damage the rotator cuff in the shoulder. This type of injury usually results in shoulder and arm pain soon after the collision.
SLAP tears: (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) tear is an injury to your shoulder joint, specifically the labrum. This can cause severe pain and limited mobility in your shoulder.
Broken bones: Broken bones are more common in side impact collisions where your arms and legs might be thrown hard against the door
Shoulder and arm injuries are not apparent following a car accident. It may take days, weeks, or even months for symptoms to appear. So if you are in a car accident, it is best to seek medical treatment for even the slightest discomfort or early indication of injury.
We help people who have arm and shoulder injuries from car accidents. We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits
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