If you’ve ever dislocated your shoulder in an accident, however that accident happened, you’ll know the injury is very painful. You will also know it is possible to suffer ongoing problems with that shoulder, at least until it heals. A small percentage of people may require a dislocated shoulder support for quite some time, to enable them to get on with many everyday tasks.
When you suffer this injury, the first course of action will be to get to a casualty unit. Only medical professionals can safely put a dislocated shoulder back in its proper position. It is very easy to trap nerves and blood vessels if it is done incorrectly.
How useful can a dislocated shoulder support be?
It can be very useful in providing additional support while the shoulder is healing. It is never a good idea to rest the shoulder completely for a long period. This can lead to wasting of the muscles and further weakness in the shoulder. Conversely, gentle exercises, as recommended by your GP and perhaps by a physiotherapist, can ensure you can get back some strength in your shoulder.
You may also think back to how the accident happened and whether you were at fault or whether a third party was. In some cases, people realise they were left with a dislocated shoulder because they were in an accident caused by someone else. This could be a road accident, an accident involving a fall from height or any other situation where someone was hurt because of inattentiveness or negligence on the part of someone else.
See if you can make a claim today
Whether you ended up wearing a dislocated shoulder support or not, it is vital to make sure you know where you stand legally. Can you claim for the injury, for the pain you suffered and the inconvenience of attending medical appointments – not to mention the associated costs of doing so?
Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you get the no-obligation advice you need now. Call today on 0800 689 0500, try the online test to get immediate answers, or use your mobile to ring us on 0333 500 0993. You may end up with a good case to make a no-win, no-fee claim to seek a compensation award for the painful dislocated shoulder injury you have ended up with.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen