Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast03/27/14
(HealthDay News) -- Wearing a cast can be uncomfortable, and the
wait for your injury to heal can seem long.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these
suggestions to help you stay comfortable:
- Prop up the injured limb so it is above the level of your
- While you rest, wiggle your toes or fingers.
- To ease pain, ice the injury for up to 30 minutes. Make sure
the ice doesn't get the cast wet or actually touch the skin.
- Check with your doctor if you think you need pain
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