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What is Bursitis Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Elbow Pain?

Bursitis and joint pain occur as a result of inflammation of the Bursae, fluid-filled sacs that function as a lubricating cushion between bones, tendons, joints, and muscles. There are over 150 bursae in the human body, and once inflamed, the pain for the individual can be quite severe and debilitating. The pain may occur anywhere there are joints in the body, including the shoulders, ankles, hips, knees, and thighs.

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While bursitis and joint pain can be the result of repetitive motions and overuse, these conditions can also be caused by the sudden impact of an accident, such as a car accident or slip and fall. Bursitis and joint pain resulting from a sudden injury can take a longer time to develop.

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Where does bursitis occur?

Hip Bursitis

There are two major bursae of the hip, the trochanteric bursa and the ischial bursa. Inflammation of either can cause stiffness and pain near the hip joint.

Knee Bursitis

Knee bursitis is the result of inflammation of the bursa near your knee joint. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee.

Shoulder Bursitis

When the bursa in your shoulder becomes inflamed, it can lead to shoulder bursitis. Shoulder bursitis (also known as subacromial bursitis) can be caused by injury, overuse, or inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Elbow Bursitis

Elbow bursitis can be the result of trauma, prolonged pressure from work or athletic activity, infection, or medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Types of bursitis

joint pain can be the result of repetitive motions and overuse

There are several types of bursitis. These conditions may be chronic or acute.

  • Prepatellar Bursitis is the result of inflammation around the kneecap, also known as the patella.
  • Olecranon Bursitis is inflammation around the elbow. Sometimes, small nodules may be felt inside the bursa. This type of bursitis is usually chronic.
  • Trochanteric Bursitis occurs in the hip bursa. It can develop gradually over time, in unison with other medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis indicated by pain and swelling in the heel(s). This form of bursitis can be acute or chronic in nature.
  • Infectious Bursitis causes the bursa to become red, hot, and swollen. It can also cause chills, fever, and other symptoms that occur in the presence of infection.

Bursitis Symptoms, Causes & Impact

There are various symptoms people experience with bursitis, ranging from minor to life-changing. Certain people are more at risk for bursitis due to medical conditions, while others develop bursitis as a result of a repetitive or sudden injury. Anyone can develop bursitis, but age, occupation, and certain hobbies or activities can put you at greater risk.

Symptoms of bursitis include:

  • Disabling joint pain
  • Sharp or shooting pain
  • Feel achy or stiff
  • Area hurts more when you move or press it
  • Affected joint area looks swollen and red

Causes of bursitis include:

  • Injury or trauma to the affected area, as may occur from a work or sports-related accident
  • Repetitive motions or positions that result in pressure around a joint
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Gout
  • Infection
  • Diabetes

Treatment & Costs

We need our joints to work, play, and go about our daily lives. When joint function is impaired, individuals may be unable to work and do the things they love, with the people they love. Limited movement and weakened muscles are often the result, and the pain is often described as unceasing and relentless.

Ongoing and often debilitating pain is common with the various forms of bursitis. The condition may go away with self-care, or surgery may eventually be required if the pain and inflammation don’t go away, impacting the patient’s ability to carry out everyday tasks and care for their family.

Common bursitis treatment options include:

  • Splints and braces
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Surgery

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What’s Next?

If your Bursitis is the result of an accident or incident in which the other party is responsible, you may have the option of opening a personal injury claim to obtain compensation for your pain, suffering, and damages including lost wages.

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If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation under the law. These benefits and compensations can cover the cost of medical treatments, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses you experience due to your injury.

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Pinched Nerve: Neck, Back, Shoulder and Hip

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Rotator Cuff Pain and Injury

As shoulder injuries are often chronicThe rotator cuff is actually a group of muscles and tendons attached to the bones of the shoulder joint, facilitating movement of the shoulder and holding it securely in place. When the rotator cuff is injured or inflamed, the result can be varying degrees of pain and limited movement.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain and Sciatica Injury

Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Symptoms, Causes & Impact LawyerThe longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve, begins at your spinal cord and extends down each leg. When this nerve is irritated as a result of a sudden injury or extended overuse, moderate to severe pain can manifest in the back, buttocks, and legs. This painful condition is known as sciatica. Increasing with age, up to 40 percent of people will experience sciatica at some point during their lives.

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Soft Tissue Injuries

Injuries caused by damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and nerves are called soft tissue injuriesInjuries caused by damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and nerves are called soft tissue injuries. Strains, sprains, or contusions are usually the cause. Soft tissue injuries can occur in the event of a car accident, slip and fall, or may develop gradually over time due to work-related repetitive use. Some common types of soft tissue injuries include whiplash, contusions, bursitis, and myofascial pain (myalgia).

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Knee Injury

Accident knee injury lawyerA knee injury can affect your ability to walk, run, climb stairs – in essence, move about your daily life. Because the knee is a major load-bearing joint, damage can severely affect mobility. The most common knee injuries are tibia plateau fractures, ligament sprains and tears, ruptured patellar tendon injuries, fractures, dislocated knees, and cartilage damage. Usually, knee injuries are the result of a direct blow to the knee, forceful twisting or bending, or overuse. Knee injuries are often caused by an accident, such as a fall, sports accident, or workplace accident.

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Spinal Cord/Back Injury

back injuries can also include upper back injuries, lower back injuries, herniated disks, and strains and sprainsIn addition to spinal cord injuries which are very severe and impactful for individuals, back injuries can also include upper back injuries, lower back injuries, herniated disks, and strains and sprains. Twenty-five percent of the population experiences back pain at some point in their life, and for many, the pain is chronic and debilitating. Back injuries are usually the result of an accident, such as a car accident, slip and fall, and quite often, workplace accidents.

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Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries cause pain and discomfortShoulder injuries cause pain and discomfort and are prone to re-occur. In addition to pain, shoulder injuries can severely impact your mobility. Shoulder injuries are usually the result of trauma to one of the three main components of the shoulder - the shoulder blade (scapula), the collarbone (clavicle), and the humerus (upper arm bone). This trauma could be the result of a car accident, slip and fall, a falling object, work related injury, or other accident.

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Work-Related Injuries

You’ve been injured on the job, putting your livelihood on the line. You may be unable to go back to your job, putting real stress on you and your family. Workplace injuries are especially common in industries like manufacturing and construction, but other workplaces can result in injuries too.

It is important to have a lawyer who understands the process and the possible pitfalls you may encounter regarding your Workers’ Compensation claim. The laws regarding compensation can be complicated, but at O’Dea Earle our team has decades of experience dealing with every facet of the law that pertains to your claim. We’ll answer all your questions, keep you informed and, most importantly, use every resource within the law to fight for the compensation you deserve now and in the years ahead. We’ve fought for countless injured workers like you, so we know the stress and strain you’re going through right now.

If you’ve been injured at your workplace and are ready to make a Workers’ Compensation Claim, make sure you start the process with a fighter by your side.

Make it our fight and our team will get to work doing what we do best – protecting workers like you.

You'll need a strong, experienced personal injury lawyer

Having a strong, experienced personal injury lawyer by your side is your best bet for reaching a personal injury claim decision that works in your favour – now and into the future. We step in and handle all the paperwork, negotiations, and procedures – while you focus on your recovery. We know the pain and stress you’re dealing with right now and we’ll make sure the other party knows too. And we won’t back down until you get the compensation you deserve.

When a car accident impacts your life

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you undoubtedly have many questions. You may be wondering if you have a personal injury claim and, if so, what that claim is worth. It’s important to remember that even if you think your injury is of a minor nature, it may not be. If you’ve been in a car accident and were injured, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation under the law. These benefits and compensations can cover the cost of medical treatments, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses you experience due to your injury.

When it’s your future at stake

One possible, and serious, long-term effect of an injury is inability to return to work full-time, putting the injured person under increased stress about their future and the future of their family. If you are unable to work full-time in the future, as a consequence of your injury, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits through your employer, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), or your own insurance company.

Injured due to the negligence of another?

In any situation involving an injury due to negligence or carelessness on the part of another, it’s crucial to retain the services of an informed, aggressive personal injury lawyer who’ll fight for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. This is especially important when dealing with insurance adjusters. The insurance adjusters will try to settle your claim promptly and cheaply – but that may not be what’s best to cover your medical bills and expenses into the future.

You are not obligated to provide the adjuster with any information. Any claim you settle with the adjuster is final, so you will have no further recourse options against the party who caused your injury, even if new medical issues arise from your injury at a later date.

We won’t let anyone deny your pain

Unfortunately, the road to a successful long-term disability claim can have its setbacks. Instead of a cut-and-dried process, it can become a battle that puts your future in question and adds more trauma to an already terrible situation.

Pitfalls that long-term disability claimants encounter can include:

Claim Delayed

Claim Denied

Claim Cut Off

Claim Under Investigation

As occurs often in disability claims, your medical documentation may be challenged, the extent of your injuries may be contested, or an insurer may claim you’re ready to return to your work – or similar work – when in fact you’re not ready at all. Having a skilled lawyer there in these situations is crucial. Even if you haven’t encountered barriers to your disability claim yet, it’s wise to retain strong legal representation.

We know the disability claim process and we know how to defend clients when the consequences of their injuries are called into question. We’re ready to defend your right to the long-term disability benefits you deserve, and we’ll be ready to challenge anyone who disputes your pain.

If you are injured and are ready to make a long-term disability claim, make sure you aren’t put in a situation that injures you more, and indefinitely.

It’s your future at stake.

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- Kathryn Hawco
Kathryn Hawco was the victim of a rear-end collision resulting in serious neck injuries for this working mother of two children. Faced with uncertainty about her own future and that of her family, Kathryn called our firm. We advised her of her rights and options, and immediately went to work on her behalf, winning the right compensation for her economic loss and the years of recovery that lay ahead.
- Gail Boggan
Gail Boggan was hit in a head-on collision leaving her with serious neck and shoulder injuries that put her career and life on hold. When Gail’s insurance company tried to blame her injuries on a pre-existing condition, she came to us for help. We took on Gail’s fight and were able secure a resolution in her favour. Gail received the compensation she needed to recover and get her life back.

First Steps

If you’ve been injured in an accident, call O’Dea Earle before you sign anything.

Even though you should see a doctor and contact your insurance company immediately after the accident, the next step should be contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. Remember to:

Gather the Facts

Obtain contact information for anyone who was involved in or a witness to the accident, obtain the insurance information from the other parties involved, and prepare a detailed description of the accident.

Consult a Doctor

You may not feel a need to see a doctor, but injuries often take time to present themselves. We advise all clients who have been in an accident to consult a physician immediately.

Call Before Signing Anything

We’re ready to take your call 24/7. We’ll determine if you have a case by listening to your story, carefully reviewing police and medical reports regarding your accident, and determining fault.

A Fighting Plan

At O’Dea Earle, we’ve fought for countless people who have been injured in accidents, meeting every issue, conflict, and dispute surrounding their case head on to pursue maximum compensation. When it’s your case, we’ll be fighting for your rights every step of the way. Right now, you’re dealing with stress, lost income, insurance companies, and an uncertain future. It’s time to focus on your recovery, while we fight for the compensation you deserve.

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