If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury in an Auto Accident, Contact the Clearwater office of David Wall, MD.
The shoulder joint is easily subject to injury because of its structure. The ball of the
upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. Due to this, the shoulder is
injuries can be quite painful. Recovery times are extremely varied and depend on the severity and nature of the injury Common shoulder injuries from auto accidents
are: shoulder dislocation (where the ball of the humerus “pops out” of the shoulder
socket), a shoulder separation (where the collarbone (clavicle) separates from the
shoulder blade (acromian of the scapula). These injuries can be diagnosed by x-
Additional injuries can be of the ligaments
of the joint that help hold the shoulder joint in
place. These ligaments can be partially or
In addition, to ligament and tendon tears, tendonitis and bursitis can occur from the
trauma of a car accident. Diagnosis of these above named injuries may require an MRI or ultrasound.
The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you understand the cause of your symptoms before embarking on a treatment program. If you are involved in an auto accident and experience shoulder pain, you should seek medical advice before beginning any treatment.
Fortunately, most shoulder injuries from an auto accident do not require extensive or
invasive medical treatment. Physical therapy and, at times, small injections are provided by Dr. Wall and the staff of the Office of David Wall, MD and are usually enough to heal most mild to moderate shoulder injuries.
Your medical bills are covered, do not delay treatment, call The Office of David
Wall, MD today!