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Shoulder injuries remain common in slip-and-fall accidents

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2022 | Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Fall-related accidents can occur under various situations and there may be numerous types of health conditions that might arise following such incidents. Shoulder injuries continue to remain far too common among slip-and-fall accident victims and such injuries might not always lead to little more than temporary pain and suffering. Studies indicate that there are several types of shoulder injuries that can take a devastating toll on one’s life and individuals in New Mexico who suffer such harm may also be at greater risk of developing future health complications. 

Types of shoulder injuries 

Shoulder injuries can range in severity and present with various symptoms, including anything from intense pain and loss of motion to issues with disrupted sleep patterns. One of the most common types of shoulder injuries pertains to rotator cuff injuries. Rotator cuff tears that may cause sharp pain and limit motion and shoulder pain could also point to the possible presence of issues such as tendonitis or bursitis. 

Adhesive capsulitis is another type of shoulder injury that is commonly referred to as frozen shoulder. This occurs when tissues in the shoulder stiffen and disrupt motion. Those who suffer shoulder injuries may also be at greater risk of developing issues such as osteoarthritis. Along with the likelihood of intense pain and suffering, shoulder injuries may also prompt a need to undergo shoulder joint replacement surgery. 

The impact on one’s life 

While there may be certain treatments and procedures for shoulder injuries stemming from slip-and-fall accidents, this might not always alleviate all of one’s pain or keep the issues from affecting one’s range of motion. Individuals who suffer severe or permanent harm due to the negligent decisions of another party may struggle to accept the changes in their lives, and they may wish to know more about their available legal avenues. Following the incident, a person in New Mexico could choose to speak with an attorney for advice on all his or her options and on the next step to take to seek the restitution entitled.