Three Great Reasons for Buying Cast Covers

Three Great Reasons for Buying Cast Covers

Wearing a cast isn’t ever going to be much fun.  In many cases, you’ll have to adjust your lifestyle so that you can protect your wounds and heal properly!  However, millions of people struggle to adjust to wearing slings and casts regularly.  Thankfully, help is at hand.

If you’ve ever worn a cast or a sling before, you may know that it can take a lot of time to adjust.  But what if there was a convenient and affordable way for you to go about your daily business without damaging your bandage or cast?  Here are three great reasons why you may wish to buy cast covers.


1. You’re Struggling to Bathe Properly

Let’s face it – we all need to bathe and shower!  However, wearing a cast means you are going to need to keep it clean and dry for weeks at a time.  Avoiding washing altogether really shouldn’t be a consideration!  Therefore, you are going to need to think creatively about how to keep your cast dry.

You may discover that you are unable to get in and out of the bath without your leg or sling getting wet.  Showers can pose the same problems.  However, you could dress your cast or bandage in a waterproof cast cover, and you can bathe and wash as usual.  There’s no risk of any water getting to your cast!


2. You Keep Getting Snagged

The design of modern casts means they are hard to snag and catch.  However, there may still be circumstances where you need to move around a lot, and you find that your slings or cast is getting in the way.  For example, if you have an active job, or if you travel a lot, bandages can get in the way.

That means that your bandaging and casts are at risk of getting torn or damaged. This could result in your wounds being at risk of further damage or infection.  Thankfully, a great cast cover can help!

A decorative or protective cast cover will completely safeguard your arm or leg.  If you need to stay mobile, and you’re likely to damage your cast, a cover will keep it under wraps and free from knocks and tears and will help protect your clothing from snagging on the cast.


3. You Want to Keep Active

One of the biggest drawbacks of wearing a cast is that it can lower your mobility.  You should try and keep wounds elevated, but it may not always be easy for you to sit still for long.

Cast covers can help to keep your casts clean and dry, as well as looking great while you’re on the move.  If you need to stay active for work, or if you need to look and feel your best while moving around, dress your bandages in covers for the perfect, protective look.  You can also use shoe balancers for extra comfort.


Choosing the Best Cast Covers

Want to know more about cast covers, but are unsure which to choose?  Look at our wider range online, or make sure to contact us if you need any further help.


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've helped thousands of people find relief while they are recuperating and we're an ACC approved vendor. 
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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." 

Jenna Sayer, Queenstown

" I would just like to congratulate you not only on the great service, but also the great product i.e. Waterproof Protector. My wife received hers yesterday, she has been suffering from an ulcer on the lower part of her leg which has required heavy bandaging twice a week for some time, and today had the first carefree shower that she has been able to have for many weeks. We will both be eternally grateful for this great product. Thank you so very much."

Neville & Dian Butler

"Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how I am going with my evenup. 

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. 

I have been interested to observe that few physiotherapists are even aware these are available and are very impressed with the concept on seeing mine." 
Louise Manders

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