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Stabbing pain in left upper arm. Hurts to move. Should I use a sling?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Shoulder pain

I recommend you avoid use of a sling for shoulder pain.
A sling promotes stiffness, which in and of itself can lead to increased pain. Try ice, nsaids, and maintain flexibility. If no improvement in a couple of weeks, consult with an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!

In brief: Shoulder pain

I recommend you avoid use of a sling for shoulder pain.
A sling promotes stiffness, which in and of itself can lead to increased pain. Try ice, nsaids, and maintain flexibility. If no improvement in a couple of weeks, consult with an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!
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