Wearing a cast, what is it like?

April 29, 2019

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The doctor explains what you can do
•  How long you are going to keep the cast
•  If you have a cast on your leg, the doctor decides if you can put the foot down, have to walk with crutches or have to use a wheelchair
•  If you have a cast on your arm, the doctor will tell you to use a sling

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To avoid swelling on my limb, you have to move your fingers or toes.

When sitting, you need to elevate your cast
•  Keep your arm in a sling
•  Put your foot on a stool

When lying down, you need to elevate your cast
•  Put your arm on a big pillow
•  Place your foot on a pillow

You must not wet your cast
•  Garbage bags aren’t efficient as water can easily leak through the opening during the shower
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You have to see your doctor if:
•  You have tingling in your fingers or toes
•  You can't move your fingers or toes
•  Your fingers or toes are swelling, pallid, bluish, very cold, or very warm
•  You have a lot of pain in your cast
•  Your cast smells very bad
•  The edge of the cast rubs and cuts my skin
•  You put an object in your cast
•  A colored stain appears on your cast
•  The cast is too big
•  The cast is broken

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