Category Archives: Holidays

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Gifts for Someone Wearing a Cast Over The Holidays

Having a family member or friend in a cast, boot, or brace during the holidays is never fun. Their injury is painful, inconvenient, and ugly! Here are a few gift ideas to brighten up their holiday season, and bring some relief to their injury. 

Heated Eye mask

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Getting a good night’s rest is very important for an injury! This eye mask will calm and upgrade their quality of sleep. 

Warming Backrest Massager

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Nothing more uncomfortable than sitting in bed all day! This warming backrest will massage their back and help their posture during bedrest.

Netflix gift card

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One thing we all know during bed rest is Netflix! Help them binge their favorite shows and movies with this gift card.

Bubble bath 

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Although you generally can’t get your casted injury wet, help them relax with a soothing bubble bath for the rest of their aching extremities!

Book club membership 

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No better time to start a book than when you’re stuck on bed rest! This book club membership will send them books based on suggestions they prefer. 

Barefoot Dreams blanket 

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Keep your friends and family cozy this winter in this blanket celebrities swear by.

Calm Membership

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Sleeping with an injury can be a struggle. Gift this for meditation or a better quality of sleep. 

UberEats gift card 

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Having to cook while injured can be a hassle. Sending an UberEats gift card to use when overwhelmed and hungry is a thoughtful gift.

As always, CastCoverz! is here to accomodate you or those you love during this stressful time and injury. We hope these gift ideas can inspire some gifts for someone you love who is injured during the holidays. Have a safe and memory filled holiday season!

CastCoverz! celebrates the USA!

When our 7 year old broke her leg on July 2nd, I had the ER doc wrap her long leg cast in red, then white, then blue casting tape. Creative, right?  Instead of showing her patriotism, she looked like a barber pole. But, that was before CastCoverz! was born. We’ve made it much easier for you to show your patriotism!

CastCoverz! keeps you covered in RED, WHITE & BLUE, as you honor the Land of the FREE because of the BRAVE!

From machine-washable fabrics to customized trim & media pockets (available in Slingz!), we’ve got the perfect accessories to keep your orthopedic device CLEAN, GERM-FREE and to prevent scratching or snagging.

View ALL of your patriotic options on our website: https://www.castcoverz.com

#4thofJuly #USA

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Keep Your Walking Boot, Toes, and Cast Warm and Dry This Winter

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Now that the weather is cooling, don’t get caught with your walking boot “knee-deep” in the slush or snow. CastCoverz! BootGuardzXtreme! are weatherproof, water-repellant covers for your orthopedic walking boot, protecting your boot, boot liner, and toes from the rain, snow, and slush. Two years in the making, one year in the testing, BootGuardzXtreme! protects your orthopedic walking boot, boot liner, and toes from EXTREME wind, rain and snow with our made-in-the-USA weather-resistant material. Drawstring closure and tread (sole) of the boot are left exposed for proper footing and safety.

FUN FACT:  Just in case you’re heading on a beach vacation this holiday season, our BootGuardz! prevents sand from getting in and on your boot!

If you’re wearing a leg cast, slip on one of our Slickerz! before you go out in the storm. Think of it as a pull-on rain boot! Our full-foot, closed-toe design, and weatherproof fabric will keep your leg cast and toes clean and dry. Not for immersion in water. A drawstring cord gives an added measure of security from rain and snow going down your leg or cast.  

Slickerz! shown in Tie Dye and Camo Green

All CastCoverz! products are proudly Made-in-the-USA!

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Winter Safety Tips with Crutches

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Helpful information for anyone on crutches this winter season!

Nursing an injury during winter poses many risks and challenges. Any other season seems awkward enough getting around on crutches, but add snow and ice into the mix and disaster awaits. Of course, precautions and steps can be made to reduce the dangers and possibility of further injuries (and without becoming a hermit).

Crutches are going to be dangerous no matter what, but here are 5 safety tips to help you handle the winter months on crutches:

  1. Keep Crutches in Good Working Condition

In order to make sure crutches are as stable as possible, you will want them to be in the best possible working order. Even at the slightest show of wear, get new tips. New tips will help prevent sliding on the snow and ice. Since the tips grip the ground, a little wear can cause an accident. You can also purchase ice grip tips to help get even better traction on snow and ice. Also, make sure the crutches are adjusted to fit you perfectly so you can walk upright as comfortably and slowly as possible.

  1. Use Sand or Salt

Keep some sidewalk salt or sand in your car with you at all times. Whenever you have to get out somewhere that looks slippery spread a little sand or salt right outside your car door so you can get your crutches and steady yourself as safe as possible. You will want to keep your driveway and sidewalks salted as well, but when you have no control over the street conditions, keep that salt and sand handy to do the best at keeping yourself safe.

  1. Alternatives to Crutches

No matter how well you do on crutches, they still pose a risk when used in the winter. The Seated Scooter, for example, is a wheeled device that allows you to sit and scoot yourself from place to place while keeping your bad leg elevated and out of the way. You will remain stable at all times in the seated position and you don’t have to worry about slipping at all. The Knee Scooter works much the same way, only you stand and place the knee of your bad leg on the padded area. You have handlebars to keep you stable and a basket to carry your keys and other items. Even The Hands-Free Crutch is a better option than crutches. This device attaches to your bad leg and allows you to walk much like normal while retaining the use of your hands. Having your hands available to balance you is never a bad thing in the winter.

  1. Ask for Help

Independence is important, but when it comes to your safety, sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Ask friends and family members to run some of your errands for you so you don’t have to venture out into the cold, icy weather. When you do go out, try to have someone meet you at your car to help usher you inside safely. Having one injury is bad enough; you don’t want to add another to it.

  1. Think of Comfort

In order to advance your recovery, you need to think of your comfort, as well as your safety. Things like cold toes can not only be uncomfortable and irritating, but also dangerous in colder temperatures.  CastCoverz! Sleeperz! for leg casts (arm casts too!) and  Sleeping Bagz! for boots are made from soft fleece to keep your toes warm and cozy, while protecting your sheets from snags and cooties, too!  Be sure to check out our Bootz! and BootGuardzXtreme! to keep your toes & boots protected from the elements and clean while wearing a walking boot out in snowy and rainy conditions. Think through other comfort levels and research what you can do to fix them during the winter months.

Safety must be a high priority for you while you recover. And while safety should always be at the forefront, winter creates more obstacles to consider (and are often overlooked). Think ahead and use these tips to get yourself to the other side of the season safely, on crutches.