Rotator Cuff Injuries
The general public is most familiar with rotator cuff injuries due to the frequency with which they strike baseball pitchers. In all likelihood, few people understand exactly what the rotator cuff is, since it is not a singular part of the anatomy but rather is an integrated system that incorporates many different muscles, tendons, and bones. This name is given to the network of anatomical parts that serve to stabilize the shoulder and enable movements that incorporate the region surrounding the joint. Rotator cuff injuries can affect anyone, but workers whose jobs depend heavily upon major arm movements are at greatest risk.
The Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., have the skills and experience necessary to help you with the filing of a claim for your work-related rotator cuff injury. Our firm can also assist you if it should become necessary to proceed with litigation pertaining to your claim. To learn more, contact us today at 877-327-2600.
Treatment for an Injured Rotator Cuff
Part of the rigor of maintaining active employment is that you will likely be required to perform the same physical actions every day on the job, regardless of your occupation. Rotator cuff injuries can be caused by overuse. Since each instance of a specific work task may not seem to be terribly demanding, it is easy to overlook the cumulative effect of all that physical stress upon your shoulder. As a consequence you may experience tears of the musculature, inflammation of the tendons, or impingement of the nerves.
Treatment for an injured rotator cuff often consists of:
- Resting the injured shoulder
- Applying ice or other sources of cold to limit inflammation
- Applying pressure to the affected area to counter swelling
- Keeping the affected shoulder elevated so that blood flow will be minimized
Without granting your shoulder sufficient rest, it will be difficult for your injury to heal properly and you will be at an increased risk of a repeat occurrence. Contact the Des Moines workplace injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to consult with an attorney who can help you to obtain the necessary treatment.