Personal Injury Claims Involving Joint Injuries
Joint injuries refer to injuries of the knee, shoulder and ankle. Knee injuries are often the result of an injury accident such as a work-related accident, vehicle accident, sports injury, fall, or other cause of a direct blow or sudden movement. The knees are the largest joints in the body, and provide flexibility and stability to the body. Common knee injuries include cartilage or menisci injuries, ligament strains, tendon tears and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Treatment for knee injuries include rest, anti-inflammatory medications, ice applications, special exercises, physical therapy, knee sleeves or braces, and surgery.
An injury to the shoulder is referred to as a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons and muscles in the shoulder that connect the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. The rotator cuff’s structure gives the shoulder the greatest range of motion of any other joint in the body. Rotator cuff injuries result in pain; the pain can be continuous with muscle soreness if the injury is severe. Treatment may include exercises, physical therapy, steroid injections or even surgery.
Feet and ankles are very important to people considering that the average person walks about 1,000 miles each year. These bones support as much as one and a half times our body’s weight. Around 2.5 people see their physician annually for ankle sprains or fractures. Anything that causes the ankle to tip or roll can result in a sprain or fracture. Ankle injuries vary in severity, so it is important to seek medical attention.