The shoulder is a critical joint in the body. Your shoulders twist, lift,
brace weight over your head, and experience a number of other stains throughout
the workday. Repetitive arm motions and poor ergonomics can cause injuries
to the shoulder. Here are some common shoulder injuries that many workers sustain.
Rotator Cuff Tears
Your rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that stabilize your
shoulder. They are responsible for lifting and rotating the arm and protect
the shoulder within the joint. These are common injuries for athletes
and workers who experience a trauma to their shoulder or who make may
repetitive motions through the day. A torn rotator cuff can cause significant
pain and disability. Weakened shoulder muscles can make it a challenge
to complete daily activities.
Workers who use their hands above shoulder level may experience pain as
their rotator cuff muscles become inflamed and irritated where they pass
through the subacromial space. This can cause serious pain, and injured
workers may even lose mobility of the arm at the shoulder.
Shoulder Fractures & Trauma
There are three bones in the shoulder: the scapula, the clavicle, and the
humerus. The shoulder also has three separate joints: the glenohumeral
joint, the acromioclavicular joint and the sternoclavicular joint. Fractures,
dislocations, and soft-tissue injuries can cause lasting injuries. Falls
are a hazard that can cause fractures and dislocations.
If you’ve been injured at work, you deserve to face your recovery
with support. Our Cobb County
workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers claim the full benefits
they and their family deserve. At
Chestnut & Beller, we will help you understand your claim, and work toward your goals for
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