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Thread: Quick Arm Sling

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    Quick Arm Sling

    If you need a quick sling to help immobilize your arm (Bursitis, accident, whatever) try putting on a large long sleeved shirt. Take the cuff of the sleeve (with your arm in it) and button it into a high button hole in the front. It is quite comfortable and really helps you to stop trying to use the bad arm.

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    Good tip-thank you !

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    What an ingenious and practical idea! Thanks! Hope I never need it though!

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    great idea... thanks for sharing
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    I expected you to tell us to go to our stash, pull out a piece of fabric, etc., etc.! Thought you had a genius way to fold a sling!
    Your idea is much better!
    Sue

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    Well, that is a good idea!

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    This is great! Don't need it now and can only hope I'll rmember it if I do need it! Hope you are okay and didn't need to find this out for yourself.
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    Great idea, and much nicer looking than the sling I presently have to use after my shoulder replacement. Thanks for the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MargeD View Post
    Great idea, and much nicer looking than the sling I presently have to use after my shoulder replacement. Thanks for the idea.

    Just a thought, before doing this, I would reinforce the button by sewing a similar button on the back of the original button so it won't tear lose....
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    When I had both broken wrists in plaster at the same time. I took it in turns to hook my hand in my jacket or cardigan which was fastened half way up. Slings were no use.
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    Great idea....Thanks for sharing...

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