An arm sling or hand immobilizer is a bandage used to support an injured arm that may be due to conditions like a strain, surgery, dislocation or fracture.
It is recommended to wear an arm sling in order to keep the broken bone from moving during the healing process. A broken collarbone may take 6 weeks or longer to heal. You might need an arm support for thiss duration.
A collar and cuff sling is designed specifically for recovery after a wrist surgery.
You can remove the sling when getting undressed and preparing for a bath. However, do not try to remove the sling if your medical practitioner has stated you must wear it at all times.
If a common arm sling hurts your neck you may try arm slings with back straps. These slings will help distribute arm weight thereby relieving your neck of all the weight.
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