Category Archives: Leg Cast Cover

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.

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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.

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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.

Spring-Themed Cast Covers

Spring is here and we are certainly seeing it in our northern California CastCoverz!™ headquarters. Longer days, lots of sunshine, budding blossoms, and broken bones. Our designer cast cover company knows that injuries know no seasons! So if you are reading this, chances are that you, or a friend or family member, has a broken bone. We are sorry to hear and we want to help! Our company was built by mom whose daughter broke many bones so we know how you are feeling (read CastCoverz! founder Annette’s story here).

Our cast covers are designed to do double duty. They help protect the cast and keep it clean while preventing your cast from snagging or scratching your clothes, furniture or skin. And they are fun! We select whimsical, happy fabrics (solid colors too!) to help lift the spirits (or match outfits) of those that need a cast cover. Kids and adults love them.

Here are some of our most popular Spring-themed fabrics.

Armz! Cast Covers for Arm Casts  

Armz! in Colorcopia

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Armz! in Summer Bouquet 

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Armz! in LimeAde

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The above are also available for leg cast and boot covers.

 

Legz! Cast Covers for Leg Casts

Legz! in Limeade 

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Legz! in Peace of Fun 

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Legz! in Cheetah Girl 

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Legz! in Neon Tracks 

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The above are also available for arm cast and boot covers.


Waterproof Cast Covers

We also have AquaShieldUSA waterproof cast covers for your arm or leg casts!  These make swimming at the pool, beach, or lake a possibility! They are also wonderful for showering and bathing.

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At CastCoverz! we make it easy to celebrate Spring because when you feel better, you heal better!

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

BootGuardz!

Keep your toes, boot, and boot liner dry. BootGuardz! shown in Inferno.

Now that the weather is cooling, don’t get caught with your walking boot “knee-deep” in the slush or snow. CastCoverZ! BootGuardz! are weatherproof, water repellant covers for your orthopedic walking boot, protecting your boot, boot liner, and toes from the rain, snow, and slush.   We also offer an optional Toasty Liner made from super soft, washable sherpa to protect your toes and leg from the cold.  Drawstring closure and tread (sole) of the boot is 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!

Baby It’s Cold Outside, Winter-Proof Your Cast, Brace, or Walking Boot

Baby, it’s COLD outside!  Winter-proof your cast, brace, or orthopedic walking boot with CastCoverZ! Sleeperz!, Tubez!, and Sleeping Bagz!

Sleeperz! cast covers, for arms and legs, are made of oh-so-soft fleece to keep your arms, legs, and toes cozy and warm!  Not only do these covers help you stay warm and snuggly, they also eliminate the scratches received from casts rubbing against other body parts, sheets, furniture, and your loved ones too!  Yes, Sleeperz! cast covers help provide a restful night’s sleep, which has been proven to aid healing, but they are not just for sleeping!  Sleeperz! are the perfect accessory for any time of the day, especially during this COLD winter season.

Tubez! are our brace covers for arms and legs, which also come in oh-so-soft fleece.  Tubez! are so versatile, they can be used as a cover for tattoos, PICC-lines, braces, or as an under sleeve!

How about keeping your toes warm if you have to wear your walking boot to bed?  Sleeping Bagz!, in comfy-cozy fleece or simple solids, not only keep your toes warm, they also protect your sheets, and keep the cooties on the bottom of your boot, in the bag!

We know your pain, inconvenience, and frustration while wearing a cast, brace, or walking boot!  Keep warm with CastCoverZ! products this holiday and winter season.  We’re here to provide comfort and help you feel better, so you heal better!