How to put on compression stockings or socks
People wear compression stockings or socks for many reasons, including varicose veins, or reducing the risk of DVT and blood clots while flying. Unfortunately, compression stockings can be difficult to pull on to your legs, especially if you have arthritis, or a sore knee, ankle or back.
It is easiest to put on compression stockings before you get out of bed, as your legs will have less edema (swelling), and will be clean and dry. You may find applying baby powder might help you put on your compression socks while you slide. If you are having difficulty grasping the stocking, donning gloves can give you the extra grip you need.
Unlike regular socks, compression garments apply firm pressure that make it harder to put on. A compression stocking aid can help you put on your compression stockings by keeping the stocking wide and reducing the amount of compression while you pull the stocking over the foot and heel. This will make the process quicker and reduce the strain placed on your back.
Please Note: Ezy-As™ is an assistive device only.
The unique design of the Ezy-As compression garment applicator has made it possible to assist in the fitting of a wide range of compression garments. For the final positioning on the limb of any such garments, please refer to the information supplied by the garment manufacturer.
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