Almost all of us have had a sling on at one point or another. Usually after something happening in our childhood, we'd have the light cloth triangle woven over our neck to keep the arm from moving. While an arm sling like this might be great for first aid, it's not as good for lasting care. Cheap slings tend to cause pain in the neck, and can fail to stabilise the arm in fast movement.
With research and testing done by experts from shoulder surgeons to sports physios, Bauerfeind have spend years looking at arm slings to refine our products to exactly what you need for any lifestyle.
Can I wear these after surgery?
Bauerfeind's range is not only made for surgeons, it's partially designed by them. Taking consultation from Europe's leading orthopaedic surgeons and specialists, they're ideal for recovery, supporting and stabilising where needed and allowing the rest of the arm to breathe and recover properly.
Why should I choose these over a cheap fabric sling?
Apart from the clinical and medical benefits both long and short-term, there's one distinct difference, comfort. Cheap fabric slings from the chemist tend to pinch at the shoulder and cause neck pain, hindering as much as they help. Bauerfeind's slings are anatomically designed to sit comfortably on the body without loading the rest of the body.
Can I still exercise while wearing this?
One of the huge benefits of Bauerfeind's arm sling is how much it supports the arm no matter the movement. You can go for a long hike, run on the treadmill, try some leg presses or even single arm weights, all without worrying that the arm will move. Our arm sling keeps your limb snug and stable while the rest of you moves freely
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).