I've dislocated my shoulder and am looking for advice for how long to keep my arm in the sling. I went and saw the Ortopedic surgeon two days ago, and he said to keep my arm in the sling for 3 - 4 weeks. But my next appointment with him will be just shy of 5 weeks from when I dislocated my shoulder. I think I'll bring that appointment in a week or two, as it'll only delay when I start physio. I need to get x-rays taken again just before that appointment. I want to ensure my shoulder heals fully but I also don't want to drag it out for no good reason. My shoulder feels good, albiet it's in the sling all the time. If I apply pressure to the muscles on the back of my shoulder it is a little tender, but very minimally. It's currently been 6 days since I dislocated my shoulder. My shoulder was dislocated for 4 hours before it was reinserted. What do you recommend Dr. Mark?