Rios Law Firm PLLC

A torn rotator cuff can cause significant pain and discomfort

Workers in Arizona whose jobs require frequent lifting of heavy objects can suffer shoulder and back injuries with long-term consequences. One of the most painful of these injuries is a torn rotator cuff. The shoulder is a highly complex joint, and few people stop to think about the wide range of movements this joint allows until they suffer such an injury.

Rotator cuff tears can be partial, complete or acute, all of which cause significant pain and discomfort. In some cases, it is a degenerative injury that develops over time with the gradual wear of the shoulder tendons. This type of tear typically affects the dominant arm of a worker after years of repetitive stress on the shoulder joint.

The problem sometimes becomes evident with a popping or cracking sensation while moving the arm in certain positions. The lateral aspect of the arm, also known as the policeman's patch area, can become painful, and there can be discomfort when the arm is lowered, lifted or rotated. Many victims experience pain while they sleep, especially those who sleep on the affected shoulder.

Leaving a torn rotator cuff untreated can adversely affect the victim's ability to continue working. The sooner a worker receives medical treatment for this type of injury, the better the chances of full recovery. Some workers hesitate because of the financial impact treatment could have, but financial assistance is available. The Arizona workers' compensation insurance system typically covers the medical expenses and lost wages of injured workers, and an experienced attorney can assist with the benefits claims process.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help?

Work with a law firm dedicated to helping injured workers. We will be there for you throughout your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Rios Law Firm PLLC

Office Location

Rios Law Firm PLLC
3839 N 3rd St
Suite 304
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-237-6265
Fax: 480-374-8686
Phoenix Law Office Map