Everything You Should Know About an Arm or Leg Cast (2023)

Chances are good that at some point, your whirling dervish of a child will run too fast or leap too high, then fall too hard and—snap!—break a bone. Unfortunately, broken bones in kids are common. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), fractures are the fourth most common injury in kids under 6.

"When kids fall, they reflexively put their hands out to catch themselves, so they're likely to break their forearm or elbow," explains Jennifer Ty, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.

According to Nationwide Children's, up to 40% of girls and 50% of boys experience a broken leg or arm in childhood, half of which are forearm fractures. But 1- to 3-year-olds are also prone to a "toddler's fracture," which involves the tibia or shinbone. "Tripping over a toy or falling while running is usually the culprit," says Dr. Ty.

How do you know it's broken? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the following are signs of a broken leg or arm:

  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Deformity in the limb
  • Bruising
  • Bone punctures through the skin
  • Complaint of extreme pain

If you see bone protruding from an open wound or an obvious deformity in the limb, or if you or your child heard a snap or a grinding noise during the injury, call 911 or head to the E.R., as surgery or setting the bone may be required. If you're not positive there's a break, but your kid is complaining of pain, try an urgent-care center. X-rays will confirm the break.

Of course, getting diagnosed with a break is just the beginning of the journey. The real challenge is managing the three to six weeks your kiddo will probably be stuck in a cast.

Read on to learn from doctors and parents who have survived cast life. They share the whole experience—from placing the cast to the long-awaited "saw off"—and share what they did to help cheer up a kid with a broken leg or arm and make it less of an ordeal.

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Getting the Cast

Once an X-ray confirms a break, your child may need to wear a splint for a day or two until the swelling goes down. That will buy you time to make an appointment with an orthopedist, a doctor specializing in bones, who will put on the cast. Some casts can be made with water-resistant fiberglass and a quick-dry lining.

"Arm casts that don't extend over the elbow are the best candidates for these materials," says Dr. Ty. Most casts are applied while your child is lying down. First, a stocking is slipped on, followed by several layers of quick-dry material or cotton, and then fiberglass or plaster. It'll all morph into a protective shell in two to five minutes.

How to make the experience easier

Help prepare your child for the procedure by reading a book like Charlie Is Broken! by Lauren Child, or I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems. Taking a lovey or a paci to the appointment can be comforting, too, says Dr. Ty.

Another tactic: Talk up the prospect of picking a funky purple or bright-blue cast, suggests Jennifer Weiss, M.D., a pediatric orthopedist at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

If your child has sensory issues and an upper-body fracture, ask about a material called soft-cast casting tape, suggests Dr. Weiss. It can be unraveled later on, so you can avoid the loud buzz of the saw.

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Dealing With Disappointment

If your kid is old enough to know what a cast is, they may be crushed by the prospect of missing out on soccer season. Jacquie Fisher's active kids have racked up multiple breaks, and the mom from Kansas City, Missouri, says it's usually during the car ride home when the emotions start to fly.

There's sadness and annoyance, but anger prevails. Fisher recalls her daughter saying, "My talent show is this week. Why did this have to happen now?"

How to make the experience easier

It's all about coming up with a plan B. For instance, Fisher's daughter ended up being the show's emcee instead of dancing in it.

Maybe your child missed a birthday party. Promise them a bigger and better celebration, with swimming and all the fun things they missed out on during their months in a cast!

Taking a Bath With a Cast

Taking a bath or a shower is fine if your child gets a fiberglass cast with a quick-dry lining. Still, Dr. Ty says it's best not to immerse the cast daily, especially during humid summer, to allow it to dry thoroughly inside.

If the cast is plaster or doesn't have a water-resistant lining, submersion is off-limits. You may be tempted to buy a waterproof cover for your child's cast, but Dr. Ty encourages parents to "view it as a splash protector to be worn while draping that arm over the side of the tub." She says that wet, uncomfy casts are one of the main reasons kids require recasting.

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How to make the experience easier

When her 6-year-old son broke his arm playing soccer, Anupa Chacko-Smit, of Delaware, MacGyver-ed the cast with washcloths and clear plastic bags for holding wet umbrellas.

"For shower time, I would slip his casted arm into an umbrella bag and tuck a small washcloth around the top edge of the cast to catch any drips that might sneak in," she says. "Then I'd seal off the top of the bag using a hair tie to keep the bag from rolling down." Stash some bags in your purse, too, in case you get caught in the rain.

For little kids, doctors have two words: sponge bath. It doesn't need to take place in the tub. When Katie Yohe's 4-year-old son broke his tibia on a trampoline, landing him in a crotch-to-toes cast, the mom from McHenry, Illinois, covered their couch with a vinyl tablecloth, topped that with towels, and used a washcloth to clean his body in sections, drying as she went.

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Modifying Playtime

Your child's ability to run and play with an arm or leg cast will depend on the type of fracture they have and the cast they got. If a broken leg can't bear weight, they may be in for the pediatric equivalent of mommy "me time": Netflix, puzzles, and chill.

Walking casts are far less limiting. Jodi Heddy's son was running around like a pint-size peg-legged pirate the same day his cast went on. "The doctor told us we'd be surprised at how quickly kids adapt," says Heddy of Highlands, Colorado.

Arm on the fritz? Plenty of toys can be maneuvered with only one hand, and some kids with an arm cast can be cleared for sports like soccer. Just be aware that while that cast protects the broken bone inside, it could hit another player or lead to a new injury. One of Dr. Ty's patients chipped his tooth from whacking himself in the face with the cast, and another injured his elbow by falling on the casted arm.

How to make the experience easier

Veteran cast dad Craig Persin of Chicago suggests you take a few deep breaths and remember that watching TV is hardly the end of the world. "Sanity and comfort are the two most important things, and if your kid ends up binge-watching shows on the iPad, so be it," he says.

You can cheer up a kid with a broken leg by loading up on the following:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Lap desk with cupholders and slots for crayons

"A beanbag chair was our lifesaver," adds Yohe. "Sitting in the same position on the sofa made my son too sore, so we got a giant beanbag chair and nestled him in. He napped there and watched TV, and he couldn't really fall out because it molded around him."

Getting Dressed with a Cast

You may need to get creative, wardrobe-wise, especially in the snowy months. For example, long, tight-fitting sleeves can catch and tug on a cast, and pants need to be big enough to accommodate the mummified leg cast and the healthy one.

How to make the experience easier

Yohe, whose son was in a toes-to-crotch cast, recommends the following for dressing a kid with a broken leg:

  • Oversize fleece pants
  • Fyaway track-style pants with snaps up the side
  • Pants with one leg cut off to keep the non-casted one protected
  • For dressier occasions, nice pants two sizes too big

Chacko-Smit's son had trouble lifting his arm, so over-the-head shirts were tricky. So instead, for arm-casts, you might want to rely on zip-up hoodies and button shirts that you can help them into, one arm at a time.

Fisher recommends allowing an extra 20 to 30 minutes in the morning to get dressed and swore by slide-on shoes. "It's almost impossible for a child in a straight-leg cast to bend over to tie a shoe on his uncasted foot," explains Fisher, whose kids have had more than a dozen breaks.

Getting Around

Don't fret about the cast delaying crawling, walking, or other developmental milestones if you have a baby or a toddler. Sarah Duncan's son could still climb out of his crib, even with a cast extending from his fingers to above his elbow.

"He had just turned 2, and at first, it was sad to hear him say, 'I can't do it; I only have one hand!' but he quickly figured out how to hook it over the crib and swing himself over," recalls Duncan, of Moline, Illinois.

An arm cast also shouldn't impact little ones in forward- or rear-facing car seats, says Katie Loeb, a child passenger safety technician and pediatric physical therapist in Claremont, California.

For leg casts, rear-facing seats aren't too bad, either, even if your kid's legs are long. "Your child's legs can go wherever they're comfortable, including hanging over the side or resting on the vehicle's seat back," says Loeb.

On the other hand, a leg cast can be a pain for a child in a forward-facing seat. "The cast itself was so heavy, and it was uncomfortable for him to have it just dangling there," Yohe recalls.

How to make the experience easier

If your child is in a leg cast, Boston Children's recommends the following mobility devices as options for children:

  • Crutches
  • Walkers
  • Wagons
  • Wheelchairs
  • Reclining wheelchairs
  • Kneeling scooters (for older kids)

For riding in a car, try adjusting the car seat to the maximum recline that's safe for your child's weight and age (check the manual) to allow more front-to-back space. Or don't have other passengers sit near your child's cast so their leg has more room to hang. Yohe managed by placing an inexpensive foam cooler on the floor beneath her son, piling pillows over that, and propping his leg on them.

"You want to make certain that any unsecured items in the car are light enough that they won't hurt any passengers if they become a projectile," says Loeb. Unsure if your casted kid is riding safely? Search for a special needs child-passenger safety technician at the Safe Kids Worldwide website.

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Going to the Bathroom with a Cast

Kids with leg casts have difficulty getting on and off the toilet. Plus, wiping and hand-washing are trouble in an arm cast.

Yohe says a 2- to 4-year-old who's potty trained but suddenly sporting a full leg cast may need a temporary return to diapers. Pull-ups could work for arm-casted kids, but they can split open on the side if you attempt to force them on over a leg cast.

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How to make the experience easier

Kids ages 6 to 10 should be able to manage with some help. For example, try the following:

  • Have them practice getting up and down from a chair to prep for toilet time.
  • Have them hold on to a nearby sink.
  • Use an accessible restroom with a grab bar for a boost.
  • Wipe with the uninjured hand to avoid contaminating the cast with bacteria.
  • If the cast has a waterproof, quick-drying liner, they can wash their hands as usual.
  • Otherwise, use hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to clean fingers to avoid getting the cast wet.

Finally, call your doctor if poop accidentally gets on the cast; a recasting may be in order.

Sleeping With a Cast

Many kids can sleep normally in a cast. However, Dr. Weiss notes that discomfort may worsen at night because "it's quiet and their mind isn't occupied." But rest is more crucial than ever: "Sleep triggers the release of chemical substances that support tissue growth and healing," says Parents advisor Judith Owens, M.D., director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.

How to make the experience easier

If your child's fingers or toes seem swollen, elevate the cast. Chacko-Smit propped her son's arm on a breastfeeding pillow! Casts can get tangled in blankets, so cover them with something smooth.

Removing the Cast

It's the day you've been waiting for—hooray! It involves an electric saw ... say what? After the cast is removed, it's common to notice the following:

  • Flaky, dry, or clumpy skin
  • Excess hair
  • Atrophied limb

These are all typical responses to immobility and the skin not having access to air or exfoliation for a couple of months.

How to make the experience easier

If your child is nervous about the process, explain that the saw's blade isn't sharp. Instead, it has a rounded edge that vibrates from side to side. "It will break through hard materials like fiberglass, but it won't hurt skin or even tear through the cotton lining," Dr. Ty says.

Other ways to prepare your child for cast removal include:

  • Showing them a YouTube video of a child happily getting de-casted
  • Asking the technician to show how the cast saw is safe
  • Rebranding the saw as a "tickle machine" to make it seem less intimidating
  • Asking the office for earmuff-style noise protectors or bringing your child's headphones

A few warm baths and gentle scrubbing should restore your child's skin. Yohe coated her son's leg in CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, topping it with a sock to relieve dryness. Excess hair should fall out, and muscle atrophy should resolve within a couple of months.

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The Final Recovery

Young kids who were already walking before a broken leg may have a temporary post-cast limp. A doctor may prescribe a short bout of physical therapy to get them back on track. After the cast came off Fisher's 7-year-old son's leg, he ran with a hitch for a while.

"It was noticeable when he played baseball," she says, "but with physical therapy, he was back to his full stride after about four months."

How to make the experience easier

It's common for kids to feel nervous about diving back into everyday activities. "It usually takes as long as the cast was on to regain their confidence with it off," Dr. Weiss says.

When Fisher's son was hesitant to return to basketball after another nasty break, she told him it was normal to feel reluctant and encouraged him to go at his own pace. Also, cheer up a kid with a broken leg or arm by playing up the benefit of gear like bike helmets or shin guards. That extra layer of protection may be all they need to get back in the swing again.


Does your arm still hurt in a cast? ›

Because bones, torn ligaments, tendons, and other tissues can take weeks or months to heal, you may be stuck with your cast for a while. Although the pain may ease after a few weeks, the discomfort - swelling, itchiness, or soreness - may last the entire time.

What to avoid while wearing a cast? ›

Avoid placing powder, lotion or deodorant on or near the cast. Leave adjustments to your child's doctor. Don't pull the padding out of your child's cast. Don't trim the cast or break off rough edges without first asking your child's doctor.

What will help my arm feel better in a cast? ›

To relieve discomfort that can occur when you get a cast or splint, raise the cast or splint above your heart. You can do this by propping your arm or leg on pillows (especially in the first 48 hours after you first get the cast). You will have to lie down if the cast is on your leg. This may reduce pain and swelling.

What are the side effects of arm cast? ›

What are some complications associated with casts and splints?
  • Numbness or tingling in the affected limb.
  • Cold or pale skin or skin with a bluish tinge.
  • Burning or stinging.
  • Increased pain or swelling.
Apr 17, 2017

How do you sit with a cast? ›

Prop up the injured arm or leg on a pillow as much as you can when you sit or lie down. Try to keep it above the level of your heart. If the fingers or toes on the limb with the cast were not injured, wiggle them every now and then. This helps move the blood and fluids in the injured limb.

Does your arm get skinnier in a cast? ›

It is normal for there to be some discomfort in the muscles and joints that were immobilised (in the cast). This can last for at least six months. It is not unusual for the arm or leg to look thinner than the other one.

How does getting a cast off feel? ›

After the cast is removed, it is normal for there to be some discomfort in the bones and joints that were immobilized, for the arm or leg to be smaller than the other side, and for the skin to have some changes (dry skin and more hair).

What is the best sleeping position with a cast? ›

Lying on your back, elevate the cast on several pillows so that the broken bone is raised above your heart. Stabilize yourself with other pillows set up around you to prevent tossing and turning.

Is it OK to shower with a cast on? ›

Doctors commonly recommend cast covers to help keep your cast dry while showering, bathing, or engaging in water-related activities. Using a store-bought cast cover is the most effective and easy way to protect your cast when showering.

Does it smell under a cast? ›

It's common for casts to get an odor, but there are things you can do to help. Keeping your cast dry is one of the most important ways to prevent odor. Keep your cast out of water, unless you've specifically been told it's waterproof. Avoid strenuous exercise and sports to prevent sweating under the cast.

How often should a cast be changed? ›

Plaster casts are made up of a bandage and a hard covering, usually plaster of paris. They allow broken bones in the arm or leg to heal by holding them in place, and usually need to stay on for between 4 and 12 weeks.

Is it OK to drive with a cast on? ›

As a rule, driving with a lower limb cast is completely forbidden as use of the pedals is inadequate. Driving with an upper limb cast is generally not advised. If the cast is worn on the side of the limb used for changing gears or using the handbrake, then it makes driving more difficult.

How do you wear clothes with an arm cast? ›

How to Get Dressed While Wearing a Cast
  1. Wear shirts with short or no sleeves.
  2. Using your good arm, put your shirt sleeve over your cast first, minimizing movement of your injured arm.
  3. Select pants with an elasticized waist and skirts which easily pull over your head.
Oct 20, 2013

How do you wash your hair with a cast? ›

I squeeze shampoo directly onto my scalp and scrub it in, and then I slide down to rinse out as much as possible, Karl making sure I don't slip or miss washing out any product. Conditioner, I squeeze onto the edge of the tub, then scoop it into my hair so I can bypass the scalp and focus on the ends.

Is it OK to sweat in an arm cast? ›

Things to remember:

Casts tend to easily absorb water and sweat. If a cast continues to get wet with water or sweat, it can begin to smell. As always, you should talk to your doctor before you begin any type of exercise or physical activity while in a cast.

Will a cast dry if it gets wet? ›

The only way to guarantee a cast stays dry is to wrap it securely and keep it out of all water. If your child's cast gets wet, the cotton lining will stay wet. This poses several problems. A wet cast will begin to smell moldy, and the dampness inside can cause a breakdown of the skin called maceration.

Can a cast cause a blood clot? ›

If you wear a plaster cast or brace for several days or weeks, the blood flow through your veins is slower than if you can move normally. This increases the risk of a blood clot (thrombus) forming in a leg or pelvic vein. Blood clots may end up blocking veins, preventing blood from flowing through them properly.

What are the 3 types of cast? ›

What are the different types of casts?
Type of castLocation
Shoulder spica castApplied around the trunk of the body to the shoulder, arm, and hand.
Minerva castApplied around the neck and trunk of the body.
Short leg castApplied to the area below the knee to the foot.
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What is cast syndrome? ›

Cast syndrome, commonly known as superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction caused by compression of third part of duodenum from narrowing of the angle between superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta resulting in symptoms of duodenal outflow obstruction.

How do doctors not cut you when taking off a cast? ›

This saw has a special blade that won't cut you. The blade moves from side to side. It's vibrations break the cast apart, so there's nothing to hurt your skin. Most of the time, the exam room is full of laughter because the saw's vibrations can tickle you as the cast is being removed.

Why do casts make hair grow? ›

The skin under the plaster cast is subjected to tiny amounts of friction as the cast moves. The friction is not enough to rub away hair, but it is enough to stimulate the hair follicles in the skin to produce new hairs.

Why do casts smell? ›

Cast odor can be caused by a variety of factors. First, the warm, moist environment inside a cast is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Second, the cast prevents sweat and moisture from being able to evaporate. In addition, dead skin cells and dirt are hard to clean inside the cast and contribute to the problem.

Can I cut my cast off myself? ›

Once your bone has healed, the cast is taken off using a special saw. It uses vibrations to break through your cast. This does not hurt or damage your skin. You should never try to take a cast off yourself.

What to do immediately after cast removal? ›

Keep it clean
  1. Wash and moisturise the area — dry and flaky skin is normal after a cast is removed.
  2. Exercise all joints through the full range of movement — as much as can be tolerated. Swimming and splashing in a pool is a good way to gently exercise the limb.
  3. Use the limb for light everyday activities.

What is the fastest a broken bone can heal? ›

On average, a broken bone can take anywhere from six to eight weeks to heal before it can be used again. For young children, the healing process may happen more quickly. For older adults or those who have an underlying health condition, such as diabetes, healing can take longer.

Is a bone completely healed when a cast comes off? ›

Even after a cast is removed, it can take some time for a bone to be considered “fully healed.” In most cases, it takes around 6 to 8 weeks for a minor fracture to heal. More severe fractures can take between 3 and 6 months to fully heal even after the cast is removed.

Why does my cast hurt more at night? ›

Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Blake Schultz explains that this swelling is a major cause of continued pain once your broken bone is treated with a cast or splint. “Pain may be worse at night as a result of swelling that occurred during the day or just from whatever activity you did,” Dr. Schultz said.

Should I always elevate my cast? ›

Elevate the cast above your heart whenever possible to reduce swelling and help your injury heal.

Why does my cast feel so heavy? ›

Usually it's from your body swelling. To make it go down: Prop up the injured part of the body so it's higher than your heart. If the cast is on your leg, lie down and put cushions or pillows underneath.

What if I accidentally got my cast wet? ›

If your cast does get wet, try drying it as soon as possible. To do this, use a hair dryer set to cool. Call your healthcare provider if your cast doesn't dry in 24 hours.

How do you shower without weight bearing? ›

It is possible to shower in a walk in shower by sitting on a plastic stool or chair. Alternatively you can bathe/shower by sitting on a bath board. Wet wipes are useful for cleaning between your toes.

Can sweat damage a cast? ›

Only use the cool setting—warm air can damage the cast. A bike pump can also do in a pinch. Minimize moisture and sweating. Excess moisture can worsen cast itch, so limit heat and follow the above tips for keeping your cast dry.

How do I know if I have a blood clot under my cast? ›

Typical symptoms include pain, calf tenderness and swelling in the whole leg compared to unaffected leg. The calf may be warm and red. Sometimes there are no symptoms in the leg and the DVT is only diagnosed if a complication occurs in the form of a PE. This can cause a serious problem.

Can I put baby powder in my cast? ›

And you should never pour baby powder or oils in the cast to try to relieve itching or try to reach the itch with long, pointed object such as a pencil or hanger — these could scratch or irritate your child's skin and can lead to an infection.

Can you get an infection under a cast? ›

An infection under your cast is serious and can cause significant complications if not treated promptly. In general, it is advisable to see a doctor if the symptoms are severe or if they last for more than a few days. With prompt treatment, most infections can be resolved without any long-term problems.

Can a fracture heal in 2 weeks? ›

The new bone forms within a few weeks of the injury, although complete healing can take longer. Typically a fracture can heal within 6-8 weeks. There are 3 phases of healing time with a fracture: The inflammatory phase begins when the injury occurs and lasts for a week or two.

Why don t doctors use casts anymore? ›

But casts–and other treatments for arm and leg injuries– have changed over the years. For many fractures, casts still play a crucial role in the healing process. But for other injuries, orthopaedists are now opting for removable modern splints and boots that offer greater comfort and flexibility.

What are 3 things you should not do while splinting? ›

Never stick items under your splint to scratch the skin. Do not use oils or lotions near your splint. If the skin becomes red or sore around the edge of the splint, you may pad the edges with a soft material, such as moleskin, or use tape to cover the edges.

What not to do with a cast? ›

Keep your splint or cast dry.

Even if the cast is covered, do not submerge it or hold it under running water. A small pinhole in the cast cover can cause the injury to get soaked.

Can you drive with hard cast on arm? ›

Although we do not suggest that patients drive while wearing any cast, we have found a large proportion do. Our limited study has found that a young, fit and pain-free person may be able to drive well enough to pass a driving test while wearing a short arm cast.

Can I drive with my arm in a sling? ›

The bottom line is that, if you need to be in a sling, you cannot drive. It isn't safe, especially if you encounter any surprises on the road.

What is the most comfortable way to sleep with a broken arm? ›

When sleeping with a broken arm, make sure your arm is elevated and above your heart. This prevents blood from rushing to your arm and causing additional swelling. You can lay on your back and put a pillow on your chest where you can place your arm. Or you can prop your arm up by your side with your fingers facing up.

What is the most comfortable position for a broken arm? ›

For those suffering from a broken arm or wrist, lying propped up on pillows is often the most comfortable position. This allows gravity to take some of the strain off of the injured area while keeping it elevated.

Can I sleep on my side with a broken wrist? ›

Invest in a specialized pillow, like a body pillow, for elevation—keeping the broken bone above your heart prevents blood from pooling and causing swelling. Try sleeping on your back first while propped up on a few pillows. If that doesn't work, slowly adjust yourself to a side position if possible.

What is the easiest arm bone to break? ›

The bones of the arm are also some of the most commonly broken, particularly the humerus. The humerus is the large bone between the shoulder and elbow and a break often occurs as a result of a fall or a collision. It is the most common broken bone in children. The ulna, in the lower arm, is also a common bone to break.

What not to do with a broken arm? ›

If a broken bone sticks out from the skin (open fracture), do not try to push it back in. Use a clean, dry cloth or bandage to cover it until medical help arrives. It is important that you not try to use the broken arm. Moving a broken arm would also cause more damage to blood vessels, nerves and other tissues.

What is the most common broken arm? ›

Any bone in the arm can be broken, but common areas for a broken arm are the wrist (specifically the distal radius), forearm bones (radius and ulna - Figure 1A), elbow, humerus, and shoulder.

How do you sleep with a leg cast on? ›

Lie flat on your back and have the leg propped up on the pillow. Keep adding the pillows until your leg is at least 10cm (over 1.25 inches) above your heart level. Remember, that lying in a Lazyboy Chair is NOT elevating your leg above your heart.

Do you have to wear a sling with a cast? ›

Wear a collar and cuff sling, depending on what kind of arm cast or splint they have. They should wear it at all times when they are up and out of bed (Picture 2). Find help carrying books or bags at school and going up and down stairs. They should avoid crowds where they could bump into someone or fall.

How do you put clothes on with a broken arm? ›

How to Get Dressed While Wearing a Cast
  1. Wear shirts with short or no sleeves.
  2. Using your good arm, put your shirt sleeve over your cast first, minimizing movement of your injured arm.
  3. Select pants with an elasticized waist and skirts which easily pull over your head.
Oct 20, 2013

Do you need more sleep with a broken bone? ›

Do You Need More Sleep When You Are Recovering from Injury? Yes, growth hormones need to be released in greater amounts when our body is healing from an injury. These hormones are released during the 'deep sleep' phase of your sleep cycle, which recurs approximately every 90 minutes.


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