Car accident trauma can lead to stretching of your rotator cuff muscles or swelling. The swelling in your shoulder joint may make less room available for the bursa and tendons to move normally. This can squeeze the tendons and make it difficult and painful to move the shoulder.
Common symptoms of this injury are:
The labrum is cartilage that is connected to the outside of the shoulder socket. This rubbery material keeps the ball of your humerus bone in position. When there is a tear to this cartilage, this is known as a labral tear.
Symptoms of this shoulder injury include:
A shoulder fracture happens when any shoulder bones break in a car accident. The most common symptoms of a shoulder fracture are:
There are four muscles and connective tendons that comprise your rotator cuff. These muscles and tendons allow your arm to move in all directions. Car accident trauma can damage any of these muscles and tendons and cause pain.
Common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear are:
This injury happens when the ball at the end of your humerus pops from the socket.
Common symptoms of shoulder dislocation are: