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Tendonitis After a Slip and Fall Accident in Indiana

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can cause many different types of personal injuries. One injury that lasts for a long time and can be particularly damaging is tendonitis. This is an inflammation affecting a tendon that causes pain, restricts range of motion, creates weakness, and can result in future injuries or damage. Tendonitis can also cause swelling and impinge nerves, creating sharp pain, numbness, and every sensation in-between. Although most instances of tendonitis heal themselves, some instances will need injections and physical therapy. When it is not treated properly or continues to be a problem, tendonitis can cause physical damage to the muscles and tendons that it is afflicting. If you were diagnosed with tendonitis after a slip and fall, call our experienced slip and fall lawyers at Shaw Law in Indiana to learn what compensation you may be entitled to.

When it is not treated properly or continues to be a problem, tendonitis can cause physical damage to the muscles and tendons that it is afflicting. For your free consultation, call us today at (260) 777-7777.

What is Tendonitis?

Tendons are made up of fibrous tissues, and they are found at each end of a muscle. Their job is to connect the muscles to the bones. When a tendon is inflamed and swollen, this is known as tendonitis. The pain is usually caused just outside of a joint. The inflammation causes the afflicted joint to weaken and become more susceptible to injury or damage, including permanent damage or damage that may only be fixed through surgery.

Where Can Tendonitis Occur?

Tendonitis after a slip and fall can occur anywhere where there is a tendon. The tendonitis can also affect nearby structures such as muscles when the inflammation is uncontrolled.

Some of the most common places for tendonitis include the following:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Knee
  • Heel
  • Hip
  • Thumb
How Does Tendonitis Occur in a Slip and Fall?

Tendonitis after a slip and fall in Indiana can occur for several reasons. This includes due to the trauma of the fall such as the impact. This not only includes an impact with the ground, but also the impact with anything on the way down such as hitting a wall, stairs, furniture, or other objects. A slip and fall can result in serious personal injuries in this manner, and tendonitis is a common injury that is caused in this manner.

Tendonitis can also be caused by the act of slipping or tripping. This is when muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other structures could be pulled, shifted, yanked, or twisted. This can cause micro tears or damage to the tendons. That damage could become inflamed and swell, resulting in tendonitis. Even if a person does not fall down, he or she could still suffer from tendonitis from slipping or tripping.

Who Could be Liable for Tendonitis After a Slip and Fall in Indiana?

Victims who are injured in a slip and fall accident in Indiana which results in tendonitis may be entitled to recover compensation against all negligent defendants who caused or contributed in the accident. This is typically the landowner as the most obvious defendant. However, a tenant could also be liable who is renting the space. This can even be a store that is renting a storefront from a bigger owner.

Other defendants could also be property maintainers should as maintenance crews, salt/shovel and snow removal, or other cleaning crews that are hired to keep the premises safe and clean. A defendant who fails to keep the property clean in this way could be liable to an injured victim.

Although tendonitis is often thought to be a mild injury, it can really cause significant pain and result in high medical bills or lost wages, call the experienced slip and fall lawyers in Indiana at (260) 777-7777 or message us to learn how we can help protect your rights.

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