Shoulder pain is very common after an auto accident since it is a complex joint with lots of movement, muscles, tendons, bones, and nerves. Many people downplay injuries to their shoulder because it is not life threatening, but it’s almost always a big mistake. This type of injury typically gets worse over time, affects your ability to work, affects your quality of life, and can have a big impact on your future.
Shoulder pain after a car accident can be caused by all sorts of injuries including whiplash, damage to soft tissue, broken bones, and nerve impingement. Pain is very common from all the different types of injuries as well as a severely limited range of motion, and an unstable join. For all of these reasons, you should never ignore shoulder pain after an accident.
What Are The Most Common Shoulder Injuries Resulting From Car Accidents?
The shoulder joint is one if not the most complex joint in your body. Unfortunately, its one of the most common sources of injury related to car accidents. It’s a ball and socket join much like the hip. Because of this, it’s relatively easy to cause tears, dislocate, or even break bones. Here are some of the most common shoulder injuries caused by vehicle accidents: