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Why You Might Experience Pressure Inside Your Cast Or Splint and Other Interesting Cast Facts

In this Facebook Live: All Things Orthopedic, Dr. Hoffinger, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, is sharing more about why some patients experience pressure inside their cast or splint, as well as answering other frequent questions. 

As with any injury or surgery, we encourage you to share your concerns with your doctor. If you’re noticing increasing pressure or pain, be cautious & let your orthopedic team know what you’re experiencing.

Why a splint before a cast?

Certain fractures can swell a lot which doctors try to accomodate; it is one of the reasons that people are told in the emergency room not to make an orthopedic appointment right away. If you do, you will have to get splinted and then come back to have it changed to a cast. This is not true for all fractures, but when you are splinted for the most part, doctors are expecting it to swell. Splints are often put on first because a cast can cause a lot of pressure. 

Why is my cast shaped so funny?

When doctors cast a fracture, there is an old saying that “a crooked cast makes a straight bone”. If you have a fracture that wants to angle one way, a doctor will make the cast have a little bit of a bend in the opposite direction. 

Why do some people feel pressure when wearing a cast or splint?

If you are feeling pressure, that is the time to elevate the cast or injury. A little bit of reduction in swelling can make a big difference in how you feel. If you keep the injury down it may hurt more because the blood is rushing to it which causes swelling. Some pressure inside of the cast is normal, just be cautious that it does not keep getting worse or is intolerable. 

We hope this video was helpful & encouraging. Please leave your family-friendly comments below!

Spring Break Activities and Tips

Who’s looking forward to SPRING BREAK?  Whether you’re home-bound recovering from surgery or a broken bone or planning a fun family vacation, CastCoverz! has some tips and tricks to make the best out of it.

The article Spring Activities For Family Fun, by Catherine Holecko, Parents.com, suggests 35 Spring Break Activities and Ideas for Kids at Home

If you have a teen or tween this Easter, Parents.com gives creative and alternative ways of filling their  Easter basket.  You can read their creative tips HERE!

Your spring break vacation has been planned beach or poolside and now you happen to be wearing a cast…OH NO!  Check out CastCoverz! for products that will keep your cast clean, dry, and sand free.  AquaShield provides waterproof protection for bathing.  DRYPRO is your answer to swimming, by offering the only waterproof cast protection in the world with the patented vacuum seal to keep your cast completely dry. 

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If you do happen to get your cast wet or need some odor and itch relief, CastCooler® will speed dry your cast and provide much needed relief from common cast discomforts.  
 

 

Regardless of your Easter plans, all of us at CastCoverz! are wishing you a blessed and safe Easter!

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CastCoverz! Slingz! Featured in Chicago Med 

Through the tumultuous Season 7 of Chicago Med on NBC, HULU, Netflix, Peacock, and more, CastCoverz! gets a feature in Episode 11 (The Things We Thought We Left Behind). Our red sling (Slingz! In Rarin To Go Red) is featured on a young patient who enters the hospital with speculation of a broken arm, but his mother finds out the worst is yet to come. 

This emotional thrill ride shows the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. 

This is just one of CastCoverz! many media features, and we’d love for you to tag us if you spot us in any others!

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How To Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday With A Broken Bone

One of the world’s favorite days of the year is here; Super Bowl Sunday.  All fans have one thing in common, and that’s looking forward to the Super Bowl for the entirety of their season in hopes of seeing their favorite team play in the ultimate championship game (not to mention all the amazing commercials and Halftime show). 

If you’re injured on Super Bowl Sunday, you can still participate, but make sure you don’t celebrate too hard and injure yourself further! CastCoverz! has a few tricks up our sleeves to make sure you optimize your Super Bowl Sunday experience, in a cast, orthotic walking boot, sling, or crutches. 

Team Pride

No matter what team you’re going for this Super Bowl, we have the right CastCoverz! for you. This Armz! In 24 Karat (perfect for a wrist or arm cast) is also available in Bootz! and Legz!.

 

 

Show off your team pride during the Super Bowl with this Legz! In Bengalicious to cover your leg cast. Also available in Armz! And Bootz!

 

 

Champagne Shower Deterrent 

If you’re worried about getting the winning team’s champagne shower on your dry cast, we have a solution for you! Our Mittz! Dry in Black is the perfect solution to protecting your fingers and keeping your hand cast, splint or brace dry from wet conditions.

 

 

We’d love to see how you celebrate in your CastCoverz! Comment more family friendly ideas for how to celebrate on Super Bowl Sunday with an injury.