Non-operative management is ideal for people whose fracture is relatively nondisplaced, meaning that the fractured pieces have not significantly shifted. Non-operative management revolves around rest, pain management, and ultimately physical therapy. Typically, patients will rest their arm using a sling while the clavicle heals. Pain relief can be accomplished through medications, like acetaminophen, or other measures, like ice. Eventually, physical therapy can help strengthen the joint. Physical therapy should be done with qualified professionals. It is important to slowly build strength and improve mobility as tolerated. The disadvantage of non-operative management is that it increases the risk of malunion. A malunited bone is one that has not shown evidence of bone healing.