Broken Bones – Common Causes

The three most common causes of broken bones are: trauma, osteoporosis, and overuse / stress. Our “Common Causes of Breaks” graphic below gives you more details:

CastCoverz Common Causes of Broken Bones

CastCoverz!® offers Made-in-the-USA orthopedic soft goods such as cast covers, braces, splints, boots and orthopedic accessories (crutches, waterproof cast covers) and more. CastCoverz! products, including our cast covers, crutch accessories, slings, and more, combine function and fashion. Match your outfit or mood while protecting from scratches, snagging, the elements and dirt!

Shop our cast covers for arms, hands and/or wrists, legs, knees, and ankles.

Feel Better, Heal Better with CastCoverz!

For more broken bone facts, check out our broken bones facts infographic!

 

 

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CastCoverz Customer –Cindy Simmons of Surviving Mommy

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be the owner of an online business that sold fun and fancy cast covers and accessories, I probably would’ve fainted. But here I am, almost 8 years after sewing my first cast cover for my daughter’s 6th broken bone, and running an ecommerce business that I love. I also love how CastCoverz! has allowed me to connect with so many wonderful people! The connections – both business and friendships – due to the power of the web have been my bonus gift as a mompreneur.

One of the wonderful connections I made recently was with Cindy Simmons, a fellow Mompreneur who runs the amazing, funny, introspective, truth-telling website Surviving Mommy. We were introduced by a mutual friend who thought that we had a lot in common. Cindy and I are both women who run our business on the web (her web “business” is about chronicling life as a wife and mom and so much more), we are both moms, and we are both breast cancer survivors. Needless to say, we clicked (pun intended)! When I read Cindy’s blog, I feel like I’m right there with her in whatever experience she is sharing. This is why I wanted to share her Surviving Mommy witty wisdom with all of you. Many of my customers are moms and I think you will find her completely relatable.

Cindy Simmons of Surviving Mommy with Minnie Dot Crutchwear

Cindy Simmons of Surviving Mommy with Minnie Dot Crutchwear

Cindy and I connected even more when she recently broke her foot! She has never had a broken bone before! Poor lady! On her blog, she chronicles her experiences thus far on life with a broken foot and managing stairs, a wheel chair, crutches, going to Disneyworld (yeah! She’s unstoppable) and driving (or lack of!).

Here’s Cindy with Crutchwear in Minnie Dots (she and her family are HUGE Disney fans, these were a hit at Magic Kingdom!).

As she heals, I look forward to reading more about her life experiences and I encourage you to keep up with Cindy too! After all, we are all surviving mommies in one way or another.

Catch up with Cindy Simmons on her Surviving Mommy website.

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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 5 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 FOR IMMERSION WITH AN ORTHOPEDIC BOOT!!

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

3.  BootGuardz! – Protect your orthopedic walking boot, boot liner, Chiclets_HighTop_WO_700__07945.1382477481.1280.1280and toes from sand getting inside with BootGuardz!, our made-in-the-USA/weather resistant boot cover. For proper footing and your safety, the tread is left exposed. Not for immersion in water.

4.  Glad® Press‘n Seal® – 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!

5.  Mittz! Dry keeps sand out of hand casts, braces and splints with Mittz! Dry, 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).

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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Inspirational Quote of The Day – Broken Arm

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Better a broken arm than a bruised spirit. 

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