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Your child has been wearing a cast for what seems like forever, and it’s finally time for them to have it removed. Hooray! While it’s certainly a welcome relief, and your child is probably very excited about the prospect too, there are some things to take into consideration about life after a cast has been removed.
If you have a diabetic foot ulcer, you should talk to your healthcare professional about the best way to care for it to help it heal as quickly as possible. The healthcare professional should check the size and look for signs of infection or other problems, so the ulcer does not get worse and lead to further complications. These steps will help you treat the ulcer, but treatment depends on how severe the ulcer is. Make sure you always speak to your doctor about the best course of action.
When you break a bone, or have a serious injury or wound that breaks the skin, it’s necessary to wear a cast to protect the area or the limb affected. The cast allows broken bones to set and heal, or skin to repair whilst it is protected. Wherever you have a cast, whether it’s on your arm, your hand, your foot or your leg, there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to cast maintenance, that will ensure you get the best of an unfortunate situation! Don’t:
When you’re unwell or recovering from a broken bone, it’s not an easy time. As well as the physical, there are also mental and emotional aspects to consider. A healing injury or a PICC line for ongoing cancer treatment can be difficult to live with on a day-to-day basis, making it difficult to cope with the challenges that inevitably present themselves in life. But trying to adopt a mindful approach can help make you more resilient to setbacks that occur.