Treatment for Work-Related Shoulder InjuryThe goal of treatment is to manage the pain and help the shoulder regain normal mobility. For breaks and fractures, surgery is often needed and the shoulder most likely will be set in a cast and/or sling for roughly a month.
When muscle or joint injuries are immobilized as well, ice may be used to bring down swelling and inflammation. Shoulder injuries can be extremely painful, so strong prescription pain relievers may be necessary. For some types of work injury to the shoulder, injections of cortisone into the muscle are sometimes prescribed to reduce inflammation.
Physical therapy may be prescribed to improve shoulder function. If these efforts fail to produce the desired result, your healthcare provider may decide that surgery is your best option. The goal is to return the shoulder to the original working order, but this isn't always possible. Some shoulder injuries can prevent a person from returning to work - or from doing the type of work for which they were trained – for weeks, months, or permanently.
Your body is unique, as will be any personal injury case you undertake in Des Moines. It's important to seek legal counsel as soon as you can after a work injury so you can find out what legal options are available to help keep you financially afloat.
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