Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder. More daily language is referred to as ‘frozen shoulder syndrome,’ The possibility of the cause of adhesive capsulitis is trauma due to car accidents that cause injury and inflammation in the shoulder.
The following look at the frozen shoulder syndrome, signs and symptoms of conditions, maintenance and recovery time, and compensation available for victims of frozen shoulder injuries due to car accidents.
What is frozen shoulder syndrome?
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons describes a sign of the characteristic of frozen shoulder as unable to move the shoulder. Over time, the shoulders began to “freeze,” starting with limited mobility and transition to severe stiffness and pain, where even daily activities were challenging.
One of the main causes of frozen shoulder syndrome is immobilization of surgery or treatment for shoulder injury. For example, victims of car accidents may suffer trauma on the shoulder during car accidents, which cause shoulder dislocation. Shoulder dislocation may require surgery, which in turn requires immobilization during recovery time. Prolonged shoulder immobilization can contribute to frozen shoulder syndrome.
Signs and symptoms of frozen shoulder
The most obvious sign of the frozen shoulder syndrome, as mentioned above, is the inability to move the shoulders. Lack of mobility is usually also accompanied by pain, either dull or painful. This pain is usually concentrated on the shoulder, but can also stretch up the upper arm.
A medical professional can diagnose frozen shoulders by doing physical examinations and imaging tests.
Care for frozen shoulders
According to medlineplus.com, doctors can use a series of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroid injections to treat pain for frozen shoulders. In addition to injections, the doctor can recommend physical therapy to rehabilitate the shoulder and increase mobility. If physical therapy and injection that are intense is not effective, the patient may need surgery.
Treatment for frozen shoulders. A patient may need to be up to one year to fully rehabilitate the shoulder. If not treated, the condition may last longer.
Compensation for frozen shoulder injury
If you experience frozen shoulder syndrome due to a car accident injury, you might be able to submit a personal injury claim for compensation if other parties must be blamed.
Louisiana is a tough state to deal with an insurance company. You can submit a claim with your own scope without your own mistakes if you have it, but your main source to restore damage is usually the wrong driver’s responsibility insurance. You must file a lawsuit within two years, so it starts immediately. If you fail to submit in this period of time, you may not be able to restore compensation for injury and related damage.
Types of compensation that you might be able to restore for frozen shoulder injuries, including your medical cost, loss of wages that you suffer as a result, and more. The Louisiana negligence law will also affect how much compensation you can collect.
Because this can be a long -term complication of injury, it is important to work with your doctor and lawyer to evaluate long -term effects. Doing that allows you to better understand the damage that you can pursue in your insurance claim or lawsuit.
How the New Orleans Lawyer can help
At Weiser Law Firm, LLC, our lawyer is eager to defend victims of a car accident. If you need legal assistance or not sure how to restore compensation for your frozen shoulder injury, we are ready to help you. By contacting us today, you can set a free case consultation and get answers to all your difficult legal questions. To start now, contact our office at (504) 358-2273 or fill out our contact form.