Active kids sometimes suffer injuries while playing sports or participating in other activities. If your child recently saw a sports medicine doctor or orthopedist because of an injury, then he may have been given a cast to help speed and ensure his recovery.
Watch this video for tips on helping your child cope with wearing a cast. First, encourage your child to limit the use of his injured limb but to regularly move his fingers or toes. Also, keep the cast clean and dry. You can use a damp cloth to clean the cast’s surface, but do not submerge the cast in water.
Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine provides pediatric orthopedics to help your child recover and return to his favorite sport as soon as possible. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists in Queens, then please call (347) 537-2404.