12-30-2016

Proper Fitting for an Arm Sling

If you have suffered an injury that requires you to wear a sling to help protect your arm while it heals, it’s important to ensure you have setup the sling properly to avoid the arm sling from falling off, sliding or not supporting your entire arm. Wearing a sling keeps your arm against your body and prevents you from moving your arm too much as you heal after injury.

When fitting the arm sling the most important element is to ensure you are starting with the appropriate size sling. Then, follow these steps to ensure you are wearing the sling properly:

  1. Back strap is adjusted first, allowing for convenient front strap application.
  2. Arm and wrist are entirely supported.
  3. Elbow rests in back corner pocket, at 90 degree angle.

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