If you were involved in a car accident, you may be suffering from various injuries. One type of injury that may occur is a rotator cuff tear. While this injury sometimes occurs gradually over time, it can also occur suddenly. Victims may feel a pop, intense pain, or weakness in the arm after the car accident that could signify a rotator cuff tear.
6 Signs of a Rotator Cuff Tear
The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and muscles that come together around the shoulder joint. These tendons and muscles come together to form a cuff that holds the arm in place and allows it to move in different directions. If the cuff experiences too much stress, one of the tendons may pull away from the bone or a tear may form in the middle of the tendon. You may experience the following symptoms if you suffered a rotator cuff tear:
- Shoulder or arm pain that varies depending on the severity of the rotator cuff tear.
- Weakness or tenderness in the shoulder.
- Inability to sleep on the shoulder.
- Difficulty moving the shoulder.
- Difficulty lifting your arm above your head.
- Snapping or crackling sounds when moving the shoulder.
Pursuing compensation after a rotator cuff tear caused by a car accident is important in order to ensure that you can pay for past and future medical treatment and recover from lost time from work. To improve your chances of success, you must take the proper actions after the accident. We can help you navigate this process. To get started, we encourage you to check out the many successful case results we have obtained for our previous clients today.