Casting is a common treatment for joint pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. It involves using a plaster or fiberglass cast to immobilize the affected joint.
Casts are used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Broken bones
Casts can easily be molded to the contours of the body and are usually applied by a medical professional. They can be left in place for several weeks or months, depending on the severity of the injury.
Once the cast is applied, it will need to be regularly checked for fit and comfort. In addition, it is essential to keep the cast clean and dry. The skin around the cast should also be periodically inspected for any signs of irritation.
Using a cast to treat a musculoskeletal or joint injury has a number of benefits. By immobilizing the affected area, it can help to:
- Reduce pain
- Prevent further damage
- Promote healing
- Realign broken bones or joints
We are dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional, personalized care. Our team has extensive expertise in orthopedic care and sports medicine. We offer many services and modalities to our patients in order to provide outstanding care and achieve optimal results.
Our physical and occupational therapists are highly trained and experienced in the use of casts. NJ Spine and Wellness will work with you to ensure that your cast is adequately fitted and comfortable. In addition, we may help you regain your range of motion and strength after your injury and continue to provide you with comprehensive care throughout your recovery.