Are you suffering shoulder pain from performing your job? If you are, you know that it is just a matter of time before you are no longer able to force yourself to keep doing the same type of work. Without treatment, shoulder pain will usually continue to worsen.
Problems in the shoulder usually come from ligaments, tendons and muscles. Unfortunately, many people who injure their shoulders underestimate their injury and continue using the shoulder despite pain and weakness, which is their warning sign that something is wrong.
A common shoulder injury that occurs in the workplace is with the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of a cluster of muscles and tendons. This cluster basically holds the shoulder bones together and keeps the entire shoulder joint collected.
Repetitive movement can injure these muscles and tendons creating pain. The rotator cuff is responsible for overhead reaching and the ability to lift the arm, thus, an injury or chronic pain can severely limit your range of motion.
If you are suffering from shoulder pain that is caused by your job, we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim. Many individuals live with shoulder pain because they are afraid of losing their job and source of income. However, if your job is causing injury to your shoulder, waiting and living with the pain will only make it worse. If you wait to address the pain until the damage becomes extensive, it may be impossible to fully recover your shoulder to its normal state.
Shoulder recovery can take a long time. Don’t wait until it is too late to do something about it. Let us help you. We can work with workers’ compensation to obtain medical care for your injury and recover any lost wages during the healing process.