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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bra’s and Broken Collar Bone

Bra’s and Broken Collar Bone

If you’ve been unlucky enough to break your collar bone, you will have discovered very early on that wearing a bra is just not an option!

Apart from not being able to move your arm for the first week or so, trying to get into any clothing is a very difficult task, which takes a lot of time and great care to ensure that you move your poorly shoulder as little as possible to keep pain to the absolute minimum.

Therefore a  bra is most definitely out of the question.

Gradually though,  as your shoulder begins to improve as your collar bone mends and your ability to move your arm increases, thoughts about wearing a bra start to  become more of a possibility. 

BUT to begin with, a bra with narrow straps can be most uncomfortable as the narrow strap will dig into your shoulder which is still tender and bruised and will still be in need of lots of tlc.

So what do you do?

There are several options to look at here, some of these may work for you and some may not, its just a matter of trial and error to find out which works the best to give you  the maximum comfort while your collar bone heals.

If you really do need to wear a bra soon after having broken your collarbone then you will need some help from a sympathetic person who will help you dress.

If you decide to try and wear your own bra, you may like to try using  bra strap cushions  to make life more bearable. These allow you to enjoy extra comfort with padded strap cushions  which means they minimise the discomfort from your narrow bra straps on your shoulder.

Another similar option is the Fsilicone ashion Forms Gel shoulder cushion. 

The Fashion Forms Gel shoulder cushion is an ideal accessory for keeping your bra straps in place, comfortably. The soft gel centre will contour to your shoulder, creating a comfortable solution for pressure and irritation caused by bra straps.

So these are two immediate solutions if you want to wear bras that you already have.

If you find that wearing your own bra is still out of the question then the following suggestions may help.

You might like to consider purchasing a sleep bra, which is made of soft stretchy material and has wide shoulder straps and which is relatively easy to get into and out of due to the materials ability to s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Stretchy is very good, if not essential when you're trying to manoeuvre into and out of underclothes with a broken collar bone, believe me.

Another alternative is to find any bra with wide straps. Here are a couple to try, the first one is the Glamorise Women's MagicLift Full Figure Support Bra, sizes start at 36B

This second bra with wide straps to try  is the front fastening bra

Depending on the weather, you may even wish to dispense with a bra altogether and manage with a vest. 'Hmm how unattractive' I hear you say but not so. Take a look at the Bella Di Notte As seen in James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace” Its a lovely stretchy, comfortable item of clothing to wear and it's easy to get on and off.

I hope that you find the above information is of some help and more importantly, I wish you all the best for a full and speedy recovery from your collar bone injury.