The "OH MY" Shoulder Pillow is the only pillow on the market that is specifically designed for the treatment of shoulder pain and related shoulder injuries. This pillow allows for the arm to be positioned, accommodating any arm position in both the prone and lateral positions. Additionally the pillow contours and forms around the shape of the chest for support and comfort. The "OH MY" Shoulder pillow also allows the patient to use their own bed pillow for maximum comfort.
The benefits of this pillow include the relief of pressure and compression of the painful shoulder, improved restful sleep, and the reduction of the need for surgical procedures due to a painful shoulder. For the side sleeper the pillow reduces compression of the shoulder and thus decreases pain associated with arthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis, or rotator cuff tear. It also reduces the pressure on the nerves in the axilla and the brachial plexus region. For the prone or belly sleeper, the pillow positions the shoulder and arms in a more physiologic and relaxed position and reduces strain to the shoulders and nerves.
The pillow is made of 100% polyurethane foam and comes in two sizes, regular size 14x14x3.50 and large size 14x14x4.50. The pillow is fitted based on both weight and body shape. On average the regular size is for individuals who are 170 pounds or less while the large size is for individuals who are greater than 170 pounds. Individuals with standard or narrow shoulders are best fitted with the regular size shoulder pillow and individuals with wide or broad shoulders are best fitted with the large size shoulder pillow.
Multiple pressure measurements were recorded for each subject. Average results were determined and are as shown above with the variation of +/_ 3%. Testing was performed both with and without the regular size shoulder pillow and the large size shoulder pillow.
Our pressure testing results indicate that our pillow performs better and better the more there is a need for pressure reduction upon the shoulder.
For the average shaped woman of around 125 lbs. the regular pillow reduces compression to the shoulder by 50% and the large pillow reduces shoulder pressure by 65%
For the average shaped male of around 210 lbs. the regular pillow reduces compression to the shoulder by 55% and the large pillow reduces shoulder pressure by 73%.