FAQ
Below you will find answers to some of the common questions that we get regarding THE CAST PROTECTOR.

 

 

We generally ship the same day if we receive the order before noon Pacific time Monday - Friday

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ORDERS WILL SHIP ON MONDAY OR IF MONDAY IS A HOLIDAY ON THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY

 All Holiday orders ship the next business day.

SATURDAY DELIVERY IS NOT AVAILABLE

FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER - gets it to you on the third business day. FEDEX does not count the day of shipping. So if you order on Monday it should arrive on Thursday.

SATURDAY DELIVERY IS NOT AVAILABLE

  FEDEX STANDARD OVERNIGHT -gets it there by the next business afternoon. Friday orders a will be delivered on Monday.

 SATURDAY DELIVERY IS NOT AVAILABLE

FEDEX PRIORITY OVERNIGHT- is next business morning. Friday orders will be  delivered on Monday.

SATURDAY DELIVERY IS NOT AVAILABLE.

FEDEX 2 Day -arrives on the second business afternoon. Thursday shipments will be delivered on Monday.

 SATURDAY DELIVERY IS NOT AVAILABLE

USPS (POST OFFICE ) PRIORITY- is 2-3 days ( not guaranteed). They do deliver on Saturday.

 

SATURDAY DELIVERIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE for FEDEX orders

FEDEX DOES NOT ACCEPT SHIPMENTS ON SUNDAYS

The two larger sizes have been approved for use in high school football. They also meet NCAA criteria for play with a cast.

The letter of approval is can be viewed and copied from the web page for presentation at games.

This should help gain  approval in other sports as well but that is not guaranteed.

THE CAST PROTECTOR  is designed primarily to meet the current rules requirements to  protect the other  sports participants from the hard surface of the cast during competition in a potentially contact sport. It also, to a certain extent,  cushions blows on the cast of the wearer. 

Cast padding is generally required for  sports if an arm cast is in place.

THE CAST PROTECTOR is a convenient reusable way to pad the cast and meet the padding requirement.

THE CAST PROTECTOR is intended for use for football, soccer, hockey, field hockey or any other sports that allow participation with a padded arm cast.

Since introduction it has been used in elementary school at recess time as well as by cheerleaders, basketball players and even for playing waterpolo ( with a waterproof cover-see links)

It works with short arm casts for fractures of the distal forearm, wrist, hand or fingers. If the thumb is included in the cast the THUMB PROTECTOR can be added.

The THUMB PROTECTOR is not designed to be used alone.

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Measure the cast from end to end. THE CAST PROTECTOR needs to cover the entire cast. Chose the size which will adequately cover the cast . It is best to measure the cast length and circumference. Remember the pad can be removed from the cover for trimming to the exact size needed. THEREFORE IF THERE I A QUESTION,  BUYING THE LARGER OF TWO SIZES IS SAFER. 

The smallest size is the 10 inch size designed to fit the smallest players. It is 12.785 inches in circumference. The pad is 3/8 inch thick. With the pad in the  cover the device measures 5/8 inch thick. 

The 11.5 inch size fits preteens, women and smaller males. The pad can be cut down for smaller children. Keep in mind that the 1/2 inch thickness is used so it will seem bulky on smaller children.

The large 14 inch  size is based on a 6' tall 220 lb. male and should fit most larger individuals. It was made with football linemen in mind.

With the THUMB PROTECTOR , one size fits all.

Wearing THE CAST PROTECTOR does not guarantee that the wearer or another player will not be injured. It is an attempt to provide the best protection possible to all competitors in a reusable, easy to apply device. There are inherent risks in any sporting activity. Please consider the risks before playing with the device.

Although the larger two  sizes of THE CAST PROTECTOR provide padding that is accepted for high school competition, the official on the field has the ultimate decision to approve this device for use in each game. There is as of now  no uniform guide to cast padding across the various levels of sports.

The larger two sizes of THE CAST PROTECTOR meet the national high school football guide lines as well as the NCAA guide lines. It should reasonably be accepted by most sports allowing play with a padded cast. I cannot state categorically that all referees will allow it, however.

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL FEDERATIONS LETTER OF APPROVAL IS ON THE WEBSITE AND CAN BE COPIED AND TAKEN TO GAMES.  

The small10 inch size now has 3/8 inch padding. It was designed for the smaller children in response to requests for smaller pads. The pad provides good protection and is much less bulky than the bigger versions on the little players. With the cover it does measure 5/8 in thick and thus could possibly  be accepted at all levels.  Remember the pad is designed to protect other players.

It is easy to apply, requiring only 4 velcro straps. The inner pad is removable and adjustable for sizing.

If the THUMB PROTECTOR is needed, it is applied first and then THE CAST PROTECTOR is added over it, locking it in place.

With all devices the inner padding can be removed, trimmed and replaced. The device fits either side.

 

THE VIDEO ON THE WEBSITE ALSO DEMONSTRATES HOW TO PUT IT ON. 

The outer shell can be hand washed in a gentle detergent and air dried. The inner pad can also be hand washed and air dried separately.

Apply the THUMB PROTECTOR first and fasten the straps to each other. Then place THE CAST PROTECTOR over it.

 Stretching the cover or enlarging the hole may be required. The pads in the Thumb Protector can also be removed or cut smaller.

See also the video on the web page

Yes . Simply remove the pad from the shell and trim it. Then reinsert. If necessary the cover can be folded and taped to fit.

We have used sticky-backed velcro to hold the folds.

Cohesive bandage known as Coban wrap works well also and does not stick to the device. It is available at pharmacies or sporting goods stores. In pet stores it is called Vet-wrap( same stuff)

Cowrap will soon be available on our website. 

 No. As of now no sporting goods store has been interested in carrying the device.