Category Archives: Waterproof Cast Protector for Arms

AquaShieldUSA waterproof cast cover protection keeps bandages, casts, splints, PICC line, and protheses dry from showering/bathing, even swimming. Very easy to put on and take off. No pump, latex-free, re-usable, easy to store and pack for the beach or the pool!

CastCoverz! is proud to partner with AquaShieldUSA; the oldest manufacturer of cast waterproof products in the United States.

Please size carefully. Because it is a healthcare product, AquaShieldUSA cannot be returned due to ordering the incorrect size. You wouldn’t want us to sell you a previously tried on/used product with cooties, would you? Ewe! Don’t buy a used one, either. Double Ewe! Please check our sizing information below. Scroll down past the must-see video (very helpful!) for our sizing chart. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact us! We love to help our customers get the right product, the first time!

why is it important to keep your cast dry

Why Is It Important to Keep Your Cast Dry?

In this Facebook Live: All Things Orthopedic Annette de Lancey (Founder and Owner of CastCoverz!) discusses how and why it is so important to keep your cast dry, with special guests Paul Hunt (President, Co-Founder of HMP Enterprises, Inc.) and Bruce Maloy (CEO, Co-Founder of HMP Enterprises) representing DryPro®, a division of HMP Enterprises. 

Getting a cast soaking wet creates many problems.  A wet cast compromises the rigidness and integrity of your cast; which is your healing orthopedic device. If saturated, you will need an orthopedic doctor visit to remove and replace it and check for skin infection. In addition, water-damaged casts are typically not covered by insurance. All doctors recommend to not get the cast wet.  Some are skeptical about the efficacy of any waterproof cover, even DryPro, the gold standard in waterproof cast covers. So be sure to check with your doctor.  

When shopping for a waterproof cast cover, we strongly recommend DryPro’s vacuum-seal technology, to ensure that no water is able to enter the cast cover while swimming, bathing or enjoying water activities.

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How to Do Disneyland With a Broken Arm

Kids and adults alike look forward to visiting Disneyland, whether it’s to make memories with family or friends, ride the attractions, sample the food, or go shopping. But once in a while, accidents happen and we wind up with a broken arm before a major trip like this.

You might first think you have to cancel the entire trip. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Disneyland goes out of its way to accommodate all types of visitors and situations. The park’s many helpful services, along with common sense and functional products to keep your orthopedic devices (casts, braces, splints and wraps) clean and/or dry can ensure you, your family, and friends enjoy every minute of your trip, even when one of you has a cast. 

Armz! (pictured in Going Dotty!) keeps casts clean, prevents snagging and scratching and Slingz! (pictured in Minnie Dots) durable double-faced designer fabric with extended length to prevent wrist drop, a thumb loop to prevent sling creep, and optional comfort straps and pocket (for keys, most cell phones, …) Also available in Legz! and Bootz!

First and foremost, talk to your doctor. While most rides at Disneyland are mild compared to other theme parks, it is always better to have a healthcare professional’s opinion. Once you get the go-ahead, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Check-in with Guest Relations when you get to the park. Disneyland’s Guest Relations can answer many of your questions about which rides you or your loved one can go on, whether you need a wheelchair, and if your injured party member is eligible for a Disability Access Service (DAS) pass. You can also call Guest Services ahead of your trip and explain your situation at (407) 560-2547 or email disability.services@disneyparks.com

Make note of first-aid locations in the park. First-aid stations are noted on printed park maps and also on the Disneyland app. Take special note of these ahead of time in case you need to stop at one during your day in the park. First-aid centers can assist you with any complications that arise from your injury. They can also store any medication you are taking that requires refrigeration. 

Take care when entering and exiting rides. Even with a broken arm, you or your family member should be able to go on most rides at Disneyland. Take care when entering and exiting these rides, and make sure to keep the broken arm inside the ride at all times, so it doesn’t get bumped or jostled. Note that some rides, like Space Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, are faster and more intense, and may not be suitable for someone with a broken arm. Check with Guest Services or a Cast Member before riding. 

Consider renting a wheelchair. Since the body is working to heal itself after a broken bone, you or your loved one will most likely be extra susceptible to fatigue. While that makes standing in a long line for Peter Pan’s Flight, less than ideal, it doesn’t mean you have to cancel your trip. Because of COVID-19, Disneyland’s FASTPASS, which cuts down wait times for rides, is still suspended. Consider renting a wheelchair from the park instead.

Beat the heat. Casts are itchy, smelly, and hot, especially when you’re at an outdoor park for extended periods of time. Fortunately, there are accessories you can buy that provide some relief by drying and cooling the moist areas underneath the cast. One product we are HUGE fans of is the CastCooler™. The CastCooler provides amazing itch and odor relief for casts by drying out the bacteria-creating moisture that is a natural by-product from wearing a cast. You’ll need a vacuum cleaner with a hose. So, back to the hotel room, you’ll go. If you didn’t bring your vacuum cleaner with you 🙂 just ask housekeeping, they are very accommodating.

Explore waterproofing options for your cast. You don’t necessarily have to skip Splash Mountain because your arm is in a cast. While Disneyland, itself doesn’t provide waterproofing options for casts, there are many companies, including CastCoverz!, that make waterproof covers for casts, splints and bandages. Our go-to waterproof product is the DRYPRO* Cast Protector which is completely watertight keeping your casts and bandages dry. The DRYPRO offers the only arm cast protection in the world with the patented vacuum seal to keep you dry. AquaShieldUSA is our latex-free option.

Remember, the whole point of a trip to Disneyland is to have fun and forget the day-to-day grind. You shouldn’t have to be uncomfortable or inconvenienced while you and your family try to do that. CastCoverz! offers a huge range of FUNctional, fashionable solutions, including waterproof covers, cooling accessories, and slings. Explore our range of products to make your trip to Disneyland comfortable, fashionable, and fun.

How To Care For Your Cast And Have Fun At The Beach

How to Care for Your Cast and Have Fun at the Beach!

We’re well into the summer season now, which means many of us are still planning to head to the beach. If you’re wearing a cast you might be wondering if you’ll be able to enjoy the sand and sun or if you’ll just wind up hot, itchy, and with a lot of sand in your orthopedic device.

There’s no need to cancel your beach holiday just because you, your friend, or a family member has a broken bone. A few practical tips and one or two FUNctional accessories are all you need to keep your cast sand-free and dry so you can have an enjoyable, comfortable trip to the seaside.

Products such as DRYPRO and AquaShieldUSA make waterproof covers for arm and leg casts as well as bandages, splints, PICC lines, and prostheses. DRYPRO is the industry standard for superior water protection. AquaShieldUSA is our latex-free option. Waterproof covers are pulled over and sealed a couple of inches above the cast to keep water and sand out. They are reusable as well but keep in mind that they are not to be worn for extended periods of time.

Castcoverz Drypro And Aquashield

Sizing is extremely important to get right when it comes to waterproof covers since they are considered medical products and are usually non-returnable items. Make sure you refer to the sizing information on each product page and if you need help, don’t hesitate to call us at 1(800) CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268) for assistance. It is also important to note that covers like DRYPRO and AquaShield USA should never be worn with an orthopedic boot. CAUTION: FOR YOUR SAFETY never swim with an orthopedic boot. Click here to learn more about enjoying the beach while wearing a boot.

When it comes to keeping sand and other beach debris out of your cast the solution can be a simple item you can buy at the grocery store: Glad® Press‘n Seal®.  Just wrap Press’n Seal around a cast and 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 as well.

If you do happen to get sand or debris in your cast, it’s best to call your doctor. Never attempt to clean it out yourself and never stick anything down the cast to try and get debris out. That can break or irritate the skin and lead to infection.

And if you do happen to get your cast wet or damp, the CastCooler® comes to your rescue! Just wrap it around the cast, grab the vacuum, plop on the couch to watch your favorite summer show or sports, attach the hose to the CastCooler and let it dry and cool your cast!  If you happen to be staying at a resort or a hotel and didn’t bring your vacuum cleaner from home 🙂 just request a vacuum cleaner with a hose from housekeeping. They are often very accommodating to their guests.

Castcoverz Castcooler

Your beach holiday should be about relaxing and enjoying time with your family and friends, not about stressing over how to keep a cast sand-free and dry. CastCoverz! offers a huge range of FUNctional, fashionable solutions, including waterproof coversboot coversleg covers, arm covers, slings and cooling accessories. Explore these and other products to make your trip to the beach as comfortable as possible.

Orthopedic Walking Boot Covers for Snow, Rain, and Sand

If you’re in an orthopedic walking boot, don’t let rain, sleet, snow or sand stop you from getting around. At CastCoverz!® we’ve got products that will protect your boot AND keep your toes clean and dry or toasty warm in extreme weather.

BootGuardz!  Boot covers for rain and sandy beaches.

Our line of orthopedic boot covers are designed to protect your walking boot, boot liner, and toes from rain AND even walking on a sandy beach! They are Made-in-the-USA using weather resistant material and a proprietary design. Your boot’s tread will remain exposed so you can safely navigate inside and outside. Don’t worry! Your BootGuardz! is designed to securely anchor the cover to the sides of your boot.

CastCoverz! BootGuardz! Orthopedic Boot Cover

Besides being functional repelling rain and sand, BootGuardz! come in fun fabrics. Black is always a bestseller, but here are two additional popular choices:

BootGuardz! in Queen Anne

CastCoverz! BootGuardz in Queen-Anne

BootGuardz! in Purple Fizz

CastCoverz! BootGuardz in Purple-Fizz

 

There are a total of 7 fabrics available. Check them all on our BootGuardz! page.

We recommend adding the optional sewn-in toasty liner to keep your toes warm.

BootGuardzXtreme! Boot covers for snowy, frigid conditions! Brrrrrrr!

We know that BootzGuardz! and BootGuardzXtreme! look like twins but they are totally different designs. BootzGuardzXtreme! is the best boot cover for EXTREME conditions. These are weatherproof, water-resistant covers for your orthopedic walking boot to protect your boot and toes from wind, rain and snow. The sole/tread of your orthopedic walking boot is exposed for proper footing and safety.

If you have a post-op shoe or sandal (see picture) please contact our office, directly, for proper sizing.

CastCoverz! Post-Op Sandal

No zippers on our cover means easy on and off and no frozen zippers! 2 hook and loop strips ensure an adjustable, snug fit.

CastCoverz! BootGuardXtreme! Orthopedic Boot Cover for Extreme Weather

BootGuardzXtreme! fabric choices include:

We recommend adding the optional front-panel toasty liner to your BootGuardzXtreme! to keep your toes and leg warm.

CastCoverz! BootGuardXtreme! Optional Toasty Liner

 

If you have a leg cast, read on…

Slickerz! Weatherproof covers for leg casts.

Got leg cast? Our Slickerz! cast covers are designed to keep your cast and toes clean and dry from rain, slush, and snow (and sand, too!). Made for non-weight bearing casts, you can check out our designs and learn more about Slickerz! here.

Rain, wind, sleet, snow (and even sand), our BootGuardz! and BootGuardzXtreme! will keep your orthopedic boot dry and your leg, foot and toes warm and toasty. Slickerz! will keep your leg cast dry and your leg and toes warm, and toasty!

At CastCoverz! we know that a warm, dry boot (or cast) can make the difference between a good day and a GREAT day!

Feel Better, Heal Better with CastCoverz!