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How do you sleep or shower with a broken arm?

When sleeping with a broken arm, make sure your arm is elevated and above your heart. This prevents blood from rushing to your arm and causing additional swelling. You can lay on your back and put a pillow on your chest where you can place your arm. Or you can prop your arm up by your side with your fingers facing up.

Showers are not recommended when you have a cast on your arm because you must not get the cast wet. There are products that help protect your cast while in the shower, like this waterproof cast cover, but most doctors recommend taking a bath instead to avoid getting water in your cast. If you do get your cast wet, you will need to have it removed and have a new cast put on.

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