What are the treatments for the injury?
A sling is one treatment for an injured body part.
Here is how a sling is made.
First, cut or tear a triangular piece of cloth from either a sheet or a
large piece of cloth. The material should be about 5 feet wide at the base
and 3 feet long.
Tie two of the three ends together.
Place the tied end around the person's neck, keeping it very loose.
The injured arm is then placed in the fold of the cloth and allowed to
It is important not to tie the sling too tightly. Loosen the sling if it is
Try not to realign any obvious misaligned body parts.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
First aid treatment with a sling seldom has side effects.
If the sling is too tight, it may cause loss of blood flow to the area.
What happens after treatment for the injury?
After a sling has been applied, seek care from a doctor.
He or she can recommend the right treatment, which will help to:
place the injured limb in a more permanent sling
reduce pain and swelling
refer the injured person for further treatment