How Do You Measure for a Leg Cast Cover?

How Do You Measure for a Leg Cast Cover?

Are you wearing a leg cast, and want to know more about how to protect it against water, debris and dust?  The best thing you can do is buy a special cast cover to make sure you can continue to go about your daily business.  We have a huge variety of different covers in our store, but how do you know which cast size is going to fit you best?

Thankfully, it is easy to measure for any kind or size of cast cover.  The tricky part is choosing a look that you like the best!  Here’s a quick guide on how to measure for cast covers for leg injuries.


Cast Cover Types

When deciding on a covering for your leg cast, it is important that you choose between full or lower leg covers.  Lower leg covers, of course, will care for injuries and casts below the knee.  In many cases, you may only need a short cover to make sure you get the protection you need.

However, in some cases, you will need to choose a full leg cast cover.  These go over your knees and cover the full length of your leg up to your thigh. You will need this style if your leg cast goes above your knee.


Cast Cover Sizing

We make sure to offer cast covers for legs in a variety of sizes and lengths.  For example, our Bloccs waterproof covers come in three main sizes for kids, and one adjustable option for adults. Whenever you choose a cast cover, we recommend you over-estimate a little.  In fact, you should always measure your leg a little above your cast, for example by 5cm, so that there is a chance for wiggle room.

We also offer different child sizes as you never know when your kids are going to hit a growth spurt!  For example, you can purchase Bloccs covers for children up to three years of age, then up to nine, and then up to 14.


Measuring for a Cast Cover

Let's take a look at measuring for a cast cover.  You should measure the full length of your leg cast as well as its circumference at the widest point.  This way, again, you can ensure that you get maximum comfort and wiggle room.  Again, always measure about 5 cms above your cast.

Measuring as accurately as possible means you will buy a cast cover that is comfortable and flexible to your needs.  Of course, it also means that your cover will do its best to wrap around your injury tightly!  This is incredibly important to look for when it comes to picking the right cover.


Need Help or Advice?

Measuring for, and choosing, the perfect cast cover isn’t always easy right away.  However, we want to make it as easy as possible for you.  Take a look at our further guides and do get in touch if we can be of any further assistance!



Further Support and Guidance

Please note that the above guide is advisory only and should not replace any medical support or guidance.  We recommend asking any questions you may have regarding your cast and injury during consultations.  Do always take care with your cast, and never over-exert yourself.



About Heather Gatland

Chief Cast Cover Checker at Cast Covers NZ

After finding that Waterproof Cast Covers made life with a leg cast so much easier for showering and swimming, Heather wanted to help others to also have an easier recovery. So after extensively researching and extensively testing Cast Cover brands worldwide, Heather founded Cast Covers NZ in 2015. With her 5 years of “hands-on” experience working with medical professionals, hospitals, extensive business experience and Chartered Accountant qualification, Heather knows all the ins and outs of the Cast Covers market. Heather’s goal of helping kiwis, like herself has come true. Heather still loves researching and sharing her findings on the Cast Covers blog as well as enjoys supporting customers in getting back to feeling happy and active during their recovery.





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