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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.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Injured Loved One

Guest Post by Goodbye Crutches:

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 easy.

 

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!, they’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:  List of Websites

Take some time and put some thought into websites that might be helpful for their recovery process. Since they’ll have plenty of time on their hands while recovering, they might get a kick out of going through some tips on various websites. You can include websites that have suggestions for arm exercises to keep busy, along with sites that feature nutrition tips for recovery and other helpful information.

Idea#5:  An Alternative to Crutches

Goodbye CrutchesIf you’ve noticed your loved one is struggling with crutches, the nicest thing you can do for them is offer another solution. Goodbye Crutches has three items to consider, including the Hands Free Crutch, the Knee Scooter, and the Seated Scooter. Take a look at all of the options and see which would fit their lifestyle and needs the best. Their satisfaction is guaranteed and they have the option to either rent or buy the items.

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 cast protector to make bathing easier. The Cast Cooler 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:  Flavored Water

flavored water

You know your loved one needs to stay hydrated, but drinking water all day every day can get old. Test out a few different flavored waters and buy some bottles of the kind you think they would enjoy the most.

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!