Shoulder pain injury attorneys in Waco Temple Killeen
Shoulder pain can be a result of injury or disease of the shoulder joint. If your shoulder has been injured by someone else, contact the injury attorneys at 254-753-6437 for a consultation. A shoulder injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones of the joint. The design of the shoulder joint is such that it sacrifices stability for mobility. As an extremely mobile joint that plays a central role in the action of a major extremity, the shoulder is at risk for injury. Common injuries of the shoulder can lead to inflammation of the bursae (bursitis) or tendons (tendonitis) and result in rotator cuff dysfunction as well as instability and frozen shoulder. Fracture of the bones of the shoulder (such as from biking falls) can cause intense shoulder pain.
Home treatment for minor shoulder injuries may help relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness.
If your injury does not require an evaluation by a doctor, you may be able to use home treatment to help relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness. It may take up to 6 weeks or longer before your symptoms are gone.
- Rest and protect an injured or sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.
- Ice will reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice or cold packs immediately to prevent or minimize swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day. •For the first 48 hours after an injury, avoid things that might increase swelling, such as hot showers, hot tubs, hot packs, or alcoholic beverages.
After 48 to 72 hours, if swelling is gone, apply heat and begin gentle exercise with the aid of moist heat to help restore and maintain flexibility. Some experts recommend alternating between heat and cold treatments.
- Wear a sling for the first 48 hours after the injury, if it makes you more comfortable and supports your shoulder. If you feel you need to use a sling for more than 48 hours, discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
- Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling.
- Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do not massage the injured area if it causes pain.
- Try bending forward at the waist and let your affected arm hang straight down. Move your hips and legs and let that motion gently swing your arm back and forth.
- Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smoking slows healing because it decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair.
Shoulder Pain in Waco Temple Killeen Texas
Dunnam & Dunnam personal injury attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving shoulder injuries. Waco, Temple & Killeen shoulder pain attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam can be contacted at 254-753-6437.
The Temple, Killeen & Waco shoulder injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam include:
- Vance Dunnam
- Jim Dunnam
- Thomas C. West
- Merrilee Harmon
- Christie Ryan
- Andrea Michelle Mehta
- Eleeza Johnson
Call our Central Texas shoulder injury attorneys at 254-753-6437 to discuss your matter.