Understanding Where Shoulder Injuries Can Occur
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint made up of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collarbone). A fibrous tissue called the labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the head of the humerus to help it fit in the socket of the joint and stabilize it, as well as serving as an attachment point for the various ligaments of the shoulder, including one of the tendons from the bicep muscle.
Most common shoulder injuries are a Torn Rotator cuff or Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) tear.
Common Symptoms of a SLAP Tear
- A locking, popping, catching, or grinding sensation
- Pain associated with the movement of the shoulder or holding the shoulder in specific positions
- Pain with lifting objects, particularly overhead
- Loss of shoulder strength
- A feeling as if the shoulder is going to “pop out of its joint”
- Decreased range of motion
- Cramping, tingling, and/or swelling
Shoulder Injury Help and When to Call an Attorney
If you have a shoulder injury, seek proper medical attention immediately and contact Thomas J. Henry to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney and determine if you are owed compensation.