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

 

Yes, ALL SIZES have been approved for use in  high school football. The letter of approval is noted in the upper right hand corner of the home page and can be printed out for presentation at games. This should allow approval in other sports as well but that is not guaranteed.

The 10" model  now has a half inch pad allowing  for high school or college use.

We generally ship the same day if we receive the order before noon Pacific time. Saturday and Sunday orders will ship on Monday

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. Saturday delivery is not available.

FEDEX STANDARD OVERNIGHT - gets it there by  the next business afternoon. Friday orders are delivered on Monday. Saturday delivery is not available.

FEDEX PRIORITY OVERNIGHT-  is next business morning. Friday ordered are delivered on Monday. Saturday delivery is not available. .

FEDEX 2 Day -arrives on the second business afternoon. Thursday shipments delivered on Monday. Saturday delivery is not available.

post office (USPS)  priority  is 2-3 days ( not guaranteed).

                                               SATURDAY DELIVERIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Although THE CAST PROTECTOR protects the wearer, it is designed primarily  to protect the other participants from the hard surface of the cast during competition in a potentially contact sport.

Cast padding is generally required for contact 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. 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 can not be used alone.

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).  

 


 

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 . Remember the pad can be removed from the cover for trimming to the exact size needed.

The newest size is the 10 inch size designed to fit the smallest players. It is 10.5 inches in circumference.  

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 required so it will appear bulky on smaller children.

The large size is based on a 6' 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  all 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. All sizes of  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 smaller 10 inch size now has 1/2 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 clumsy than the bigger versions on the little players.  Remember the pad is designed to protect other players as well as the wearer. 

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 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.

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 glue-backed velcro to hold the folds.

Coban wrap works well also and does not stick to the device. It is available at pharmacies or sporting goods stores.