Protect Your Hand, Fingers, Cast, Splint, or Brace From Cold and Wet Weather with Mittz!

Mittz! Cozy

Mittz! Cozy

Can’t wear gloves or mittens because you’re wearing a cast, splint, or brace?  CastCoverz! original inventions (inspired by our customers,) Mittz! Cozy and Mittz! Dry have you covered, warm and dry!  Mittz! Cozy saves your hand and fingers from the bitter cold temperatures outside.  Designed with your comfort in mind, Mittz! Cozy is made with soft fleece and a stretchy cuff to keep the elements out, while making it easy to take on and off.

Mittz! Dry in Mousekedots

Mittz! Dry in Mousekedots

Have to go out in the rain?  Mittz! Dry keeps your hand and fingers nice and dry with it’s weatherproof  fabric that repels water (not for immersion in water, though!)  Mittz! Dry is also made with a stretchy cuff, because who wants rain or snow in their cast?  Both Mittz! Cozy and Mittz! Dry have an optional side Velcro® closure, if the thumb is not moveable or is casted at a Y or L angle, from the palm of the hand.

Mittz DryTo keep your hand and fingers, cast, splint, or brace warm AND dry, try layering the Mittz! Cozy cold weather cast protector under the Mittz! Dry wet weather cast protector!  For other CastCoverz! super-soft and oh-so-cozy cast protectors, check out our blog post:  The Weather Outside is Frightful, but Our Cast Covers are Delightful

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The Weather Outside is Frightful, but Our Cast Covers are Delightful

The weather outside is unbearably cold and you’re wondering, “How do I keep my fingers or toes warm while wearing a cast or boot?”  From our innovative Sleeperz! arm and leg cast covers and Mittz! Cozy cold weather protectors for hands to Sleeping Bagz! for your orthopedic walking boot, these CastCoverz! original inventions (inspired by our customers) have you covered with a multitude of super-soft, oh-so-cozy warm fleece covers.

Sleeperz! for Arms

Sleeperz! for Arms

Sleeperz! fleece cast covers not only keep you warm and cozy, they protect you and those around you from the scratching and snagging that so often occurs while wearing a cast.  Sleeperz! cast protectors are available for arm and leg casts, in addition to Tubez! knee and wrist braces.  With Sleeperz!, you’ll get a good night’s sleep, which has been proven to aid healing!

Mittz! Cozy cold weather cast protector keeps your hand and fingers warm with it’s mitt-like coziness.  The stretchy cuff, or optional side Velcro® closure is designed to make your life easier while wearing a hard cast or stiff brace, yet keeps the wind and cold out and warmth in.

Did your doctor tell you to wear your orthotic walking boot 24/7, even to bed?  Yuck!  Sleeping Bagz! were created to keep the cooties on the bottom of your walking boot, where they belong.  Nobody wants to drag their boot to bed with them, especially with all those germs!  Keep your toes warm and boot cooties off your sheets with Sleeping Bagz!  Added bonus:  Sleeping Bagz! also prevents snagging your sheets or scratching your sleeping buddy, even if it is Lassie!

Sleeping Bagz! in Bright Blooms

Sleeping Bagz! in Bright Blooms

Whether you’re wearing a cast, splint, brace, or walking boot, you can stay nice and cozy with CastCoverz! fleece cast protectors.  For more tips on keeping your orthopedic walking boot warm and dry, check out our blog post:  Keep Your Orthopedic Boot or Cast and Toes Warm and Dry This Winter

Take good and careful care!

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Start the New Year Off on the Right (or Left) Foot

Guest Post by Goodbye Crutches

Happy New Year

The New Year rang…and you have to deal with being on only one foot, for the time being. If you want to do things as right as possible during your recovery, here are a few tips:

Tip#1:  Think About Health

When you are recovering from a foot or ankle injury or a surgery, you need to allow your body to heal. The best thing you can do for your overall health is to eat in a healthy manner. Your body needs nutrients in order to heal. Fill up on fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and drink plenty of water. You will feel better and heal faster.

Tip#2:  Exercise

It’s hard to think about exercising when you only have one foot, but there are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself in shape during your recovery. First, try to do all of your physical therapy workouts on a daily basis. Don’t push yourself too hard, but make sure you do as much as you can. You can also do stretches, even from the seated position, to keep your back and other areas from getting tight. Second, keep weights by the side of the couch. You can strengthen your arms, since you can’t do much with your legs.

Tip#3:  Safety

You need to put your safety at the top of your priority list. Search your house and make sure that no cords or rugs will trip you up, as you go. Invest in items like grab bars and a shower bench for when you need to get clean. The last thing you need is another fall and injury, so make sure you are being as safe as possible, at all times.

Tip#4:  Mobility

iWALK 2.0Just because you only have one leg to stand on doesn’t mean you can’t get around safely,
quickly, and easily. But, in order to do so, you need a mobility device that can not only help you be mobile, but can even help your recovery time shorten. Goodbye Crutches has three such mobility devices. The iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch straps to your leg and allows you to walk much like normal. You can even go up and down stairs! The Knee Scooter is a wheeled device that you kneel onto with your bad leg. You can scoot yourself from place to place and get on and off the scooter quickly. And, the Seated Scooter works in a similar manner, only you sit and scoot. You will have a seat along with you anywhere you go to rest as much as needed.

Tip#5:  Style

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Just because you only have one leg working doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your style during the New Year. CastCoverz! provides fun and functional products for comfort and care while recovering from an orthopedic injury. They make covers for casts, braces, & crutches, offer designer color crutches, and so much more! You can accessorize your outfits or make your cast or walking boot blend in.

This year will begin differently than others, but if you take these tips into consideration, you can zoom through your recovery with as much ease as possible!

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The Best Medical Advice Apps From Techlicious

Have you ever needed medical advice, but dreaded spending time in the doctor’s office or urgent care because you’re not sure your illness constitutes the trouble? Techlicious has come up with “The Best Medical Advice Apps” to help you determine if a doctor’s visit is necessarily in order.

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Before you download the Urgent Care, Health Tap, or First Aid by American Red Cross apps recommended by Techlicious, check with your insurance carrier to see if they have any of their own nurse hotline apps to assist you, as part of your coverage. And, as always, if it’s an emergency, call 911 or head straight to your emergency room.

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