Can You Shower With a Cast on Your Leg?
- If you had an injury or surgery, you can shower if you have a cast on your leg.
But there are some vital things to keep in mind.
When you shower, you must keep your cast completely dry at all costs. Furthermore, it's important to outfit your bathroom so that you have support:
• When getting in and out of your tub or shower.
• Have stability during your shower (avoid slipping and getting hurt again).
Use Bathroom Aids
Depending on your bathroom and your injury, you will benefit from a few different bathroom aids. Check out our recommended list of bathroom aids that are useful when showering with a cast.
Keeping Your Cast Dry When Showering
Like I said before, keeping your cast completely dry is important.
Some risks of getting your cast wet include:
You may be tempted to get creative and wrap your cast with a grocery bag or cling wrap. Unfortunately, this is not always effective. A quick search online and you'll find a few DIY methods of keeping your cast dry, but again, they are not perfect and are time-consuming.
The most effective way to waterproof your cast (or a bandage) is by using a really good cast cover.
Adult leg cast cover by TKWC
A great cast cover—like the ones from TKWC—are reusable and easy to put on and take off. Best of all, they are very affordable.
Did I mention they are easy to put on and off?
Foot & Ankle Cast Cover by TKWC
You can find cast covers from TKWC in different sizes. One for foot and ankle, standard size, and extra-wide for larger casts or legs.
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With their price being very affordable, ease of use, durability, and eliminating the risk of getting your cast wet—using a cast cover is a no brainer.
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