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Question: Broken Wrist - Can't Get Ice to Penetrate Temp. Cast

 johndeeregirl - Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:14 am

My boyfriend fell and broke his wrist yesterday. He has a temportary "cast" at this point until we go to see the orthopedist later this week. They told him to ice it as much as he can, obviously, but there is a problem. The cast seems to be keeping the ice from reaching his arm. Are there any "tricks" that we can try in order to help with the swelling and pain?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:16 am

User avatar Hello,
Ice can be used even over a cast and it still has an effect even though it may not feel that cold. Do as the doctor advised.

Best wishes.

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