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Shoulder sling

Shoulder sling

Overview

After a shoulder injury you may be fitted with a shoulder sling to help immobilize the joint to aid in the healing process. Your provider may advise you to apply ice to help ease pain and swelling.

Review Date 9/23/2019

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Emeritus, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.