Shoulder Supports and Arm Slings
What can shoulder supports and slings be used to treat?
Shoulder supports are effective for treating shoulder sprains and strains relating to both the muscles and the joints. The supports provide compression and gentle restriction to the joint. This works to increase blood flow to the region, which supports rehabilitation and reduces recovery time. By restricting movement, the support prevents over extension from occurring during the recovery period, which reduces the pain and the risk of overextension.
Shoulder supports are also effective at treating rotor cuff injuries and subluxation (dislocation) injuries. This is because the shoulder supports hold the shoulder in place, allowing the healing process to take place, while providing warmth to the region.
Arm slings provide immobilization and inclination for the arm, while protecting it against environmental hazards which may result in the arm banging against objects.
The slings can be purchased with additional elbow support which provides extra protection for the arm and reduces the risk of the arm falling out of the sling.
How do I fit the shoulder supports?
Most of the Supports require the assistance of another person to help fit the support correctly. This is because most of the supports require straps to be fitted around the back, to ensure optimal support.
The supports and slings come in a variety of different sizes which can be fitted according to user specifications and requirements. To find your relevant size check at the bottom of the product description and select your desired size from the drop box at the top of the page, next to the price.