How to Keep Sand Out of Your Cast and Walking Boot

Summer

Do your summer plans include going to the beach, but you’re wondering how you’ll keep the sand out of your cast or orthopedic walking boot?  CastCoverz! has some solutions for you!  CastCoverz! offers FUNctional products for comfort and care while casted, bandaged, braced, in a boot, or on crutches.

Here are a few tips from CastCoverz! to help keep the sand out of your cast or walking boot:

1.  AquaShieldUSA –  lets you enjoy swimming at the pool, beach, or lake without the fear of getting your cast wet AND keeps the sand out (available for both arms and legs.) SAFETY ALERT: NOT TO BE USED WITH AN ORTHOPEDIC BOOT!!

2.  Slickerz! – For your leg cast or bandages, cover it with a CastCoverz! innovation, Slickerz!  Slickerz! is a weatherproof protective cover made in-the-USA which keeps 97% of the sand granules out.

3.  Glad® Press‘n Seal® for your boot or your cast – Press’n Seal seals tight on a variety of surfaces, including skin! Just wrap Press’n Seal around a cast (make sure to overlap so 1″ or 2″ of your skin provides the seal).  It will keep you dry for light water activities (splash and plays, sprinklers, etc…) and will keep sand out, too! To keep sand out of your toes while in a boot, wrap your leg with Press’n Seal and then put your boot on.  Sand will still collect on the boot, but at least your toes will be sand free! 🙂 CAUTION: FOR YOUR SAFETY never cover the bottom of a boot with any product.

4. BootGuardzXtreme to keep out sand- While many of our customers utilize this innovative product for severe weather conditions (such as rain or snow!), BootGuardzXtreme serves a double purpose! Engineered to stretch around side edge of boot, this cover is perfect for keeping sand OUT of your walking boot; however, it is designed with an open bottom exposing the tread for safety.   This product is not waterproof, although the material is water resistant if exposed to moisture. Fits most high and low orthotic walking boots such as DonJoy™, Aircast®, Össur®, Darco®, DeRoyal®, etc.  Please check sizing chart for accuracy before ordering! If you’re unsure whether or not this would be a good solution for your next beach trip- don’t hesitate to call us for more info!

5.  Mittz! – Keep sand out of hand casts, braces and splints with Mittz!, our made-in-the-USA impervious to sand and dirt cover. Because it is a seamed product, it is not for immersion in water.

CastCoverz! provides fun, function-able, and fashionable covers for casts, braces, splints, boots, slings, crutches and so much more!  These covers will help keep your cast clean and snag-free from items such as your clothing, furniture, and other people!  CastCoverz! fabric cast covers are for daily wear (not for sand or water because fabric is a weaved product allowing sand granules/water to seep in).

A Cover for Every Occassion

Don’t let being in a cast or walking boot spoil your summer vacation plans!  If you have any questions about our tips or our products, please do not hesitate calling us at 1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268).

Go ahead and enjoy the beach!

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Water Fun and Summer Relief (Even in a Cast)!

Tis’ the season for all things FUN in the SUN!… and for most of us that means enjoying the WATER! But what happens when you find yourself stuck in a cast at the peak of the summer season?! At CastCoverz! we have items to help you, or your loved one, get through the summer with a cast (or a splint or a PICC line or a bandage) and still have a blast!

Likewise, if you’re going to the beach and have a cast or an orthopedic walking boot (also known as a fracture boot or walking cast) check out our post, How To Keep Sand Out of Your Cast and Walking Boot. 

Read on for waterproof cast fun and relief from hot, itchy and smelly casts:

Waterproof Cast Covers for Arm and Leg Casts 

Waterproof Cast Cover at CastCoverz!

Waterproof cast covers keep summer fun!

CastCoverz! is proud to partner with AquaShieldUSA – the oldest manufacturer of cast waterproof products in the United States. AquaShieldUSA waterproof cast covers keeps bandages, casts, splints, PICC line, and prostheses dry from showering/bathing, even swimming. Even so, it is easy to take on and take off, there is no pump, it is latex-free and reusable.

Want to order a waterproof cast cover for your arm or leg cast?
Sizing is very specific. Please refer to our website and videos to obtain correct sizing information (click on links below to be taken to the correct page). 

Waterproof Cast Covers for arms and legs are available for children and adults. 

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CastCooler® for Relief from Itchy Casts

CastCooler Relief for Itchy CastsNo one likes an itchy, hot cast. Unfortunately, those are common side effects of wearing a cast, whether it be summer or middle of winter.  CastCooler® to the rescue!

CastCooler® is designed to concentrate cooling and drying on moist areas under your cast. It will:

  • Cool your cast
  • Reduce odor and itch
  • Freshen your cast
  • Speed dry your cast

CastCooler® fits SPICA casts, breathable fiberglass casts, braces, and splints. It does not work on plaster casts (sorry!). One size fits all!

Click here to learn more about CastCooler® 

At CastCoverz! we know that being in a cast may not be fun, but it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, itchy, smelly or stop you from running through the sprinklers! Feel Better, Heal Better with CastCoverz!

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Playground Safety: It Can Make or Break Your Summer Fun!

With the weather heating up, the excitement of summer vacation becomes evident in schools & daycares everywhere! Staying safe for summer continues to be a top priority, especially when statistics show playground injuries escalate in the month prior to and after summer! It seems that the anticipation of summer or returning to school increases the odds of accidental injury occurring during playtime. In fact: 

*  40% of all injuries occur at the beginning and the end of every school year   

*  70% occur on public playgrounds

*  70% of those injuries are severe and involve falls to the surface?

*  that severe injury includes concussions, stitches, fractures and even worse?

CRAZY, right?! Who knew the changing of seasons could have such a large impact on the number of childhood injuries, especially in a playground setting.   Perhaps it’s the influx of excitement or the increased time playing outside in sunny weather; there are many common factors that attribute to the increase in injuries. However, in many cases, these startling accidents can be prevented.  Here are a few simple tips to ensure that your little ones stay safe for summer:

Playground Safety

  1. Responsible Supervision – Close supervision by a responsible adult may be the most important factor in preventing injury. Adults should keep a watchful eye on children while they are at play to help prevent accidents or even playground scuffles that can lead to an accident.
  2. Age-Appropriate Areas – When visiting a playground, look around to make sure it has a separate, age-appropriate area for children 5 and under. This will prevent little ones from getting injuries from accidents or collisions with older children.
  3. Avoid Hazards – Being aware includes looking for hazards, such as broken playground equipment and dangerous surfaces. In addition, make sure the grounds are as free of any debris (i.e. litter, glass) as much as possible. This can help prevent children from tripping and falling to the ground or causing other injuries like cuts.
  4. Impact Absorbing Surfaces – There are surfaces specifically designed to help absorb impact in case of an accident. These are the best surfaces for children to play on. Look for playgrounds that have rubber mats or shredded rubber, artificial turf, or even mulch. There are a variety of substances, but the point is to avoid having children at play on non-impact absorbing surfaces, such as concrete or gravel.
  5. Check Clothing – During the fall and winter months, we often dress our children in layers. This could include hoodies, sweatshirts, or other items that have drawstrings around the neck. To help avoid having children getting these strings caught on playground equipment, parents should remove hood and neck drawstrings from outerwear.
  6. Remove Bike Helmets – Sometimes parents feel it’s best for children to play while wearing bike helmets to protect their heads in case of an accidental fall. This actually could impede your child’s play for numerous reasons and lead to serious injury. Therefore, it is recommended that bike helmets be removed before children use playground equipment.
  7. Encourage Proper Behavior – One of the best ways to prevent playground injuries is to teach children proper playground behavior (such as no pushing, shoving, or crowding). Teaching children how to play properly and be respectful of others on playground equipment can help prevent many injuries and scuffles that could lead to injury.

Being safe is the farthest thing from a child’s mind.  It is the parents’, educators’, and playground supervisors’ job to alert our children about the potential dangers of school playgrounds. It all starts with these few tips. To help ensure that your child’s teacher and care-providers are informed, use this handy tip sheet provided by Safe Kids Worldwide.

For additional tips on the prevention of broken bones and other “Feel Better, Heal Better” topics, spend a little time on our blog.

Already Injured? We’ve Got You Covered

Maybe you’ve stumbled across our website because your child has already experienced misfortune on the playground!  As you can imagine, a child in any type of cast or orthopedic device faces a number of discomforts; casts scratching on skin or Fido, snagging clothing or furniture, not being able to play in water without waterproof protection boots getting dirty from constant wear & tear? CastCoverz! offers a number of colorful solutions to brighten your child’s injury, helping your little one feel better & heal better.  

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6 Ways to Complete Your Prom or Wedding Look (With an Injury)

Prom Wedding Injured

Can you find her CastCoverz!? Discreet cover matched bride’s dress!

Injuries and surgeries always come at the worst time.  But, it is especially difficult and disappointing right before a very special event.

What’s worse is your cast, boot, crutches, sling, or any orthopedic device can be a major distraction for your special day. Not to worry- we’ve got you COVERED!

 

6 ways to conceal or glam it up for the bride, prom-goer or groom…

1. Add color! Casts and crutches can be wrapped or taped in a variety of colors or patterns, even glow-in-the-dark. The best selection is DuckBrand®.  You can find rolls of it at your local hardware or office supply store.  We’ve even spotted them at Target®!

Here’s a link for a printable $5.00 off DuckBrand coupon.

2. You can order some spectacular CastCoverz! CrutchWear – our designer Crutch Covers & Bags! These beautiful designer fabrics can cater to every occasion. Our (optional) crutch bag has two roomy pockets with a snap closure, perfect for storing your phone or accessories when you’re not snapping pictures!

Choose from a variety of solid colors or prints, to match your look for your special day.

3. Bedazzle it! Glam and glitz your cast, boot, crutches, even your sling!  But, beware jewels and crystals often have edges which can snag your dress or tux.  Might be better to cover it up.  Check out our Pinterest page for outstanding customer design ideas here.

4. Casttoo This decal like product looks like a tattoo for your cast. The rough surface of a cast can be tricky to draw on, especially intricate designs, so this is a clever alternative.  Be very careful care, though. A hot hairdryer is used in its application.  You don’t need a burn to go with that cast.

5. Use it as a memory-book!  Grab a rainbow of Sharpie®’s, commemorate the event or date, then let your friends or family sign it.  You will have a keepsake to remember (and eventually treasure).

Prom Wedding Injured

Prom-goer in custom Legz! open toe and rhinestones to match fun, flirty dress!

6. Cover it! With dozens of fabric selections, you’re sure to find something at CastCoverz!  to cover that cast, boot, brace, or splint.  CastCoverz! can create and customize any cover or sling to match your ensemble or make it stand out.

Select Your Style

Whether you want a custom creation with matching lace, rhinestones, or sequins, or you want to keep it simple with one of our stock covers in lace, black, nude, ivory, or white.

Prom Wedding Injured

24Karat cast cover matched this prom goer’s dress like a glove!

Even if you want to make it disappear, coordinate, or pop, you are sure to find a way to do so with these helpful tips! Don’t get caught up in the injury blues, and focus on the most important factor: making memories at your special event. “Embrace” this special day and, above all, be safe and have fun!

Pro Tip: Customize your wedding

For some reason, parents are particularly clumsy the week before their child’s wedding 🙂 We create custom covers for members of the entire wedding party, especially mother(s) of the groom or bride.   For more custom pictures, please check out our Custom Covers page.  

Please add your family-friendly comment on how you glammed or covered up your injury on your special day. Pictures are welcome, too!

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