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Shoulder Dislocation (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

  • If a sling is not available, rig one by tying a long piece of cloth in a circle (a bed sheet or towel may do nicely).
  • A pillow placed between the arm and body may also help support the injured shoulder.
  • Because an empty stomach is best during treatment, the patient should not eat more than ice chips before being examined by a doctor.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2014

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