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

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

This summer many of us plan 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.

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Waterproof your summer, even in a cast: Meet DRYPRO®!

Imagine you’ve been preparing for the best ever summer vacation full of sun and surf or waterparkDryPro standards and watermelons. But, just days before, you or someone you love breaks a bone.  So you call out to friends and family with an SOS: Save Our Summer! Don’t worry, waterproof cast covers to the rescue! Tens of thousands of summer vacations are saved with DRYPRO®, the industry-standard in waterproof protection. Yes, you can swim with your cast on! DRYPRO can be used in the pool, at the beach, and even down a waterslide or jet skiing! Check out our DRYPRO for Arms and our DRYPRO for Legs, for children AND adults.

The CastCoverz!™ advantage:

  • Only BRAND NEW, NEVER USED products are shipped
  • FREE Stockinette with every DRYPRO purchase
  • Every size in stock
  • Same Day Shipping (orders received before 3:30 p.m. PST M-F; before 12:00 Sat.)
  • Overnight delivery options available
  • Sizing and product questions answered by friendly people (right here in our office, in California!)

As with any purchase, there are situations where a waterproof cast cover won’t work. When in doubt, please call our office, at 1(800)CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268).

As your one-stop orthopedic shop, we also carry the CastCooler, which stops the itch and smell of hot, sticky casts; and arm cast covers and leg cast covers in hundreds of fabric choices, which stop the snagging and scratching and keeps your cast clean! CastCoverz!, America’s #1 Trusted Brand.  

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Summer Q&A With CastCoverz!

CastCoverz! understands how awful it is to have an injury during the sunny summer months, and we know you have questions about how to stay comfortable and keep doing the activities you love.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions from how to keep the sand out of your cast, to our waterproof options:

Do your cast covers keep beach sand out?

Our fabric covers, also known as our daily wear products, are stretchy Lycra®/spandex, which is a woven product. Our covers will keep most of the sand out. But, some grains of sand will sneak past the fabric fibers.

Do you sell waterproof covers for an orthopedic fracture boot (aka fracture boot or cam boot)?

No, we don’t.  Why? For 2 very important reasons.

#1 They aren’t manufactured.

#2 It would be a HUGE RISK and UNSAFE product. CastCoverz! manufactures and distributes only “Feel Better, Heal Better”  products. A cover for an orthopedic boot is unsafe because if any water seeped in the wearer would sink like a rock.

Are your covers waterproof, too?   

Our daily wear covers are not waterproof. They are made out of stretchy fabric that covers your cast, brace, or boot. The stretchy fabric, a blend of polyester or cotton and Lycra®/spandex, is a woven product; think bathing suit. So, water flows through the fabric but covers the orthopedic device with a fun fashion statement or a discreet choice. In addition, they don’t seal above your cast or brace which is necessary to waterproof a cast or brace.

IF you’re looking for waterproof options, try DRYPRO® or our latex-free option AquaShieldUSA (both available in arms and legs).

Can I swim in a cast?                                                              

For most orthopedic patients wearing a standard cast and are 7-10 days beyond the injury, the answer is an enthusiastic, “YES!” But, you’ll need to seal that cast in a waterproof product. CastCoverz! is proud to distribute DRYPRO®, the industry standard for a rugged, reliable waterproof product. We also carry a latex-free option, AquaShieldUSA.

We hope these tips help you with your injury during the summer months, and help you keep cool in the sun! We’re here to help you feel better, and heal better.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One

If your loved one is suffering from an injury and you want to make them feel better on Valentine’s Day, give a gift that shows you truly care, take a look at these gift ideas and choose one or more.

Idea #1:  Chocolate Covered Strawberries

strawberryEveryone knows you’re supposed to give your love chocolate on Valentine’s Day, but since your true love is going through the recovery process, he or she really needs to eat a healthful diet. You can give them a treat and some nutrients at the same time with chocolate-covered strawberries. Shari’s Berries is a fantastic source for delicious goodies, delivered quick and easily.

 

Idea #2:  CastCoverz!

If your loved one enjoys looking fashionable or is just tired of the sight of their cast and wants to keep it clean and scratch-free, consider one or more CastCoverz! products to help put a smile back on their face during recovery, from orthopedic cast covers, crutches, and crutch covers, to walking boot covers and waterproof cast protectors. At CastCoverz!, we’ve got your injured loved one covered!

Idea #3:  Love Letter

It doesn’t matter whether your love is injured or not, telling them exactly how you feel and what you love about them will be something that will never get old.

Idea #4:  Flowers

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One

These aren’t your ordinary die-in-a-week flowers. These flowers can last up to a year and are a beautiful statement piece for any table. They come in Valentine’s Day heart shaped boxes, as well. Venus et Fleur flowers will be sure to make your loved one swoon this Valentine’s Day.

 

Idea #5:  An Alternative to Crutches

If you’ve noticed your loved one is struggling with crutches, the nicest thing you can do for them is offer another solution. Here are some items to consider from KneeRover®, a Seated Scooter and Steerable Knee Scooter. Take a look at all of the options and see which would fit their lifestyle and needs the best.

Idea#6:  Comfort Items

The recovery process is going to feel long no matter how long it actually is. Look into some comfort items that can make it as easy as possible for your loved one. Things like a shower stool or waterproof cast protector to make bathing easier. The CastCooler® is also very helpful in raising your loved one’s level of comfort.

Idea#7:  Kind Gestures

Valentine’s Day is really all about showing your love. When your loved one is injured, all you really need to do is care for them to make them feel special and loved. Cook some fresh meals to put in the freezer so they’ll be ready whenever needed. Offer to do the shopping and arrange the kid’s carpool. Any worries you can take off their plate and add to yours is a bonus!

Idea #8:  Candles

Reminding your loved one how much you love them by giving them a scent you’ve picked out will bring them back to you every time they smell it. These Homesick Candles last for hours, and will be sure to put a smile on their face for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

When your loved one is injured, you might have to get more creative about gift giving on Valentine’s Day. But with these ideas, you can’t go wrong!