His skin chafed where the cast had been.
An example of chafe is the redness and pain from inner thighs rubbing together while jogging.
A cable chafes.
The collar chafed my neck.
The high collar chafed against my neck.
They chafed at the delay. The reporters chafed under the new restrictions.
- to be impatient or vexed, as because of delay
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of chafe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition