A sore shoulder after a car accident could be a torn Tendon, muscle or ligament.
A motor vehicle accident can cause various injuries to virtually any part of the human body. The most common car accident injuries include: brain and head injuries, neck and shoulder injuries, face injuries, back injuries and psychological trauma.
No matter the speed of the collision, injury to your body can be severe. Many victims of rear-end motor vehicle accidents report neck pain even after a minor collision. It is important not to dismiss or ignore pain and symptoms following an accident. Tendons and muscles can be torn in the neck from the jerking of the head back and forth leaving the potential for serious and long term injury. This injury may not be felt within the first 12-24 hours after a car collision. There are some key warning signs to look out for when experiencing head, neck or shoulder pain after car accident.
Common signs of muscle, tendon and ligament tears could include:
- Swelling, bruising or redness
- Pain at rest
- Pain when the specific muscle or joint is used
- Weakness of the surrounding muscles
- Inability to use the muscle at all
Common signs of whiplash and soft tissue damage could include:
- Increasing pain
- Blurred vision
- Back Pain
Common signs of traumatic brain injury could include:
- Sleep disturbances
- Sensitivity to light
Symptoms of Nerve damage may include:
You will know if your nerves are damaged when you feel or experience certain signs and symptoms such as the following:
- full or partial paralysis
- burning or radiating pain
- muscle weakness
- twitching or uncontrolled movements
- a prickling sensation
- tingling or numbness
- increased skin sensitivity
Car accidents can be emotionally, physically and financially stressful. Recuperating from the loss or damage of a vehicle, possible bills associated with long term physiotherapy and lost wages.
Claiming a compensation for a car accident injury can be complicated because not all injuries surface right away.
If you think you might have possibly torn a muscle or tendon see your doctor who will likely refer you to a physiotherapist or chiropractor. A torn tendon or ligament could require long term care or even surgery depending on the severity. These types of injuries can affect the quality of life long term. Rehabilitation from these types of injuries can be expensive.
If you have suffered from a car accident very recently and notice any of the above symptoms get a medical examination done right away. Get the compensation for your losses that you deserve. It important to start your car accident injury claim as soon as possible.