After being injured in an accident, whether a car accident, slip and fall, or something else, the prospect of a long line of doctor’s appointments and medical interventions can feel both exhausting and anxiety-inducing. Even if you are in pain and your injury has impacted your day-to-day life, rearranging what little normalcy you may have to accommodate what may be invasive and extensive medical care can be daunting. For your health and wellbeing, however, getting the medical care you need for your accident injury can be critical. If you have sustained something like a shoulder injury in an accident, failure to get proper medical care can mean your injury never properly heals, is exacerbated, and you needlessly suffer pain that could have been addressed. Let us review some possible shoulder injury treatment options to help familiarize you with the treatment path that may lie ahead for you.
Treatment Options for Shoulder Injuries
With shoulder injuries, at some point in the course of treatment, palliative therapies are likely to be recommended by your treating physicians. You may be recommended for physical therapy in order to help slowly build back strength, flexibility, and mobility to the area. Physical therapy can also help reduce painful symptoms associated with injuries. Furthermore, you may be recommended for massage therapy to help address pain and tightness in the shoulder area.
Oftentimes, your treating doctor will prescribe you pain medication, which can not only reduce the pain you are experiencing but can also reduce swelling to the injured area, helping it to heal. Hot and cold therapies may also be recommended to help address pain and tightness in the area. For many different types of should injuries, the use of a sling may be ordered by your doctor. A sling will help stabilize the area as your injury heals and allow your injury to heal without making it worse. The time and extent of these palliative remedies will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries.
In certain more severe shoulder injury cases, surgery may be ordered. If your shoulder was dislocated in an accident, you may be a surgical candidate. If you fractured your shoulder blade, upper arm bone, or collar bone, all bones that play a crucial role in the functioning of the shoulder, you may also be a surgical candidate. You may even need to undergo a partial or total shoulder replacement. In other cases, with a shoulder dislocation or fracture, you may only need to use a sling to stabilize the area as it heals and surgery will not be necessary.
Personal Injury Attorney
Getting immediate medical care as well as receiving consistent follow-up care and complying with doctor recommendations for your treatment can be critical to healing your injuries. It can also be critical in receiving full and fair compensation for your injuries. To learn more about this, get in touch with knowledgeable personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice. Contact us today.