INFORMATION AND WHAT TO DO
A dislocated shoulder is an injury that occurs when your upper arm bones pop out of the cup-shaped socket located in your shoulder blade. Due to your shoulder being highly mobile, a dislocated shoulder is very common and can occur from a number of different accidents.
- Falling onto your shoulder
- A physical blow to your shoulder
- Unnatural twist of your arm
- Breaking a fall with your hand
- Sports Injuries
- Severe pain in shoulder and upper arm
- Deformation in the should
Following a consultation from a medical professional, a dislocated shoulder can be easily repaired. It is important that you seek medical attention immediately following the incident that caused your dislocated shoulder since pain will only increase with time. Your doctor will reposition you shoulder in minutes and then the healing process can begin. After your dislocated shoulder is set you need to:
- Ice your shoulder for thirty minutes every three to fours hours for 2-3 days
- Use a shoulder immobilizer, such as sling, to prevent further injury
- Take anti-inflammatory pain killers like, Advil, Motrin, or Aleve to reduce the pain and swelling in your shoulder
In extreme cases, you may need to go to physical therapy to fully recover your range of motion following a dislocated shoulder. In very rare cases, where the bone cannot be repositioned and the dislocation persists, you may need to have surgery to tighten the ligaments surrounding the joint.
Get Help From the Personal Injury Lawyers at Murphy Law Firm
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party and the results were a dislocated shoulder, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. However, in order to ensure you recover compensation you must prove that the other party was at fault for the accident that caused your injury. The experienced team of personal injury attorneys at the Murphy Law Firm can help you gather the evidence required to prove that your shoulder was dislocated as a result of the accident and that the accident was caused by another person or entity. Don’t be a victim twice and let us advocate on your behalf. The Murphy Law Firm team of personal injury lawyers aggressively pursues maximum compensation in every case we handle. We don’t settle for less! Call our team today at (225) 928-8800.