How Effective are Waterproof Cast Covers?

How Effective are Waterproof Cast Covers?

One of the main reasons people buy cast covers is, of course, to protect their arms and legs from becoming wet.  While it is crucial you keep slings and casts away from water to prevent any further damage or infection; it's not always easy.  That's why waterproof cast covers are available in all shapes and sizes!

But just how effective are waterproof covers for casts?  Can they help you bathe as well as swim?  Here’s our quick guide on what you can expect.


Bathe and Shower

One of the main problems people face when wearing casts and slings is washing.  You’re going to need to wear a cast for a few weeks, but what happens when you need to get in the shower?

Waterproof cast covers do precisely what they say on the packaging.  They are fully submersible and wrap tightly to your limb.  Therefore, you can comfortably bathe and shower or even go for a swim. 

That being said, we recommend you take any activity carefully if you are recovering from an injury.  However, you can have peace of mind, knowing you can easily soak or submerge a cast in a waterproof cover without fear of causing an infection.


Useful Again and Again

One of the best properties of our waterproof cast covers is their reusable nature.  For example, our Bloccs range arrives designed for frequent use.  Simply wrap your leg or arm cast in a cover, and easily take it off again whenever you need to.  They wrap neatly and comfortably around your skin and cast, which means it should never be a strain or sore to unwrap again.

What’s more, these covers cause zero irritation (unless you have a latex allergy).  Nothing gets in, nothing gets out, and you are completely dry.  You can even buy waterproof covers for short leg as well as full leg casts and short arm as well as full arm casts!


No Rips, No Tears

One of the most impressive features of leading waterproof leg cast covers is that they are hardy.  That means that you will always be able to easily put on and remove your covers without any risks of tearing or over-stretching.

There may be some concern out there over whether covers are resilient to pulls and tugs.  We make sure only to sell those that are – simple!  These covers are completely air and water-tight, as well as stubborn, yet flexible. 


Going for a Dip?

Regardless of whether you need a waterproof cast cover for swimming or regular bathing, they could help you enormously.  Easy to remove and to reuse, again and again, the correct protection might be the best investment you make right now.  Ensure to choose a cast cover that appeals to you visually, as well as practically.

Please note, however, that if you need a cast cover to withstand heavy rain and downpours, you will need to invest in our weatherproof covers instead!  Waterproof covers are built for bathing and swimming.

Get in touch with our team today if you need any specialist help or advice!



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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'"We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Rarotonga. Before we left our 8-year-old daughter fell off her scooter and broke both bones in her arm. This was a huge blow for us as our holiday was all booked and we were nearly packing to leave. I went online and google searched cast covers and thankfully you guys came up! I was absolutely blown away by how amazing this product was … no more plastic bags, yay !!! Our girl was able to enjoy the holiday just like the rest of us, even diving and jumping into the pool and snorkelling out in the lagoon for hours on end. We have just had her cast removed but will be holding onto this wee gem for the future, thanks so much!!!  I can’t stress enough how awesome your product is. Even after using it every day for 6 weeks in plaster it’s still in absolutely pristine condition." 

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I have been using it every day since going from a cast into a moonboot and honestly do not know what I would do without it! Although I am still uneven due to my moonboot having a particularly large sole to it, the evenup at least reduces the strain on my other Achilles’ tendon and my hips and back. 

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