I can't get my compression stockings on. Is there a trick besides a big butler?
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Replied on 7/3/2012
By: Vein Center of Orange County | Alan Kanter, MD, RVT, FACPH
Founder and Medical Director
If your stockings are open-toe, a slipper (often provided with the stocking) can help get it past the ankle. Using special rubber gloves can then assist in working the stocking up the leg without tearing them. The
process gets easier with practice. The butler is helpful mainly for people with arthritis, weak hand-grip, or a bad back.
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By: The Vein Clinic | Margaret O'Byrne, MD
San Diego, CA
Yes, I like the "slippie gator" that can be used easily with open toe hose. Turning the hose inside out and getting the foot in place is also a good approach for closed toe hose. Silicon lotion and using rubber gloves is also very helpful.
Replied on 7/3/2012
By: Vein Specialists at Royal Palm Square | Joseph G. Magnant, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Fort Myers, FL
Keep your feet bone dry, apply powder to your feet and get a box of latex gloves from the drug store or home depot. When you start putting them on, first just get the hose over the toes, then over the heel to set the
heel, and then work them up the calf and then the thigh. They should be difficult to put on since they are compression hose.
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By: Vein Specialties of St. Louis | Norman Bein, M.D.,FACS,RVT
Creve Coeur, MO
Yes, there are many tricks. If you are able to reach your feet without a problem try these tricks. Firstly we recommend using gloves (disposable work fine) as they give you better grip and protect hose from snags).
Secondly: open-toe hose are somewhat easier as you can use a footslip or scarf to help them slide on. For close toe stockings,, sometimes a little talcum powder makes the skin a little more slick so you can slide on the hose more easily. Thirdly: We turn the stockings inside out, push the foot back into the stocking to above the heel. Grip each side and pull until the heel is in place. Then grab the hose about 6 inches up and pull that section into place firmly, take another 6 inches and repeat until they are up.
This works the best with thigh-length hose. Pantyhose are always more difficult, so we try to recommend thigh hose.
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By: Vein Centers for Excellence of Kansas City | Craig I. Schwartz, D.O., FACOS, FICS
Yes, there certainly are.You should contact the office where you were prescribed the stockings, as each of the major stocking companies all have various devices to help get your stockings appropriately placed.
These devices range from wire guides, to "footies" or "slippers", to larger, step-in devices. However, the easiest and simplest thing to do is pick up a pair of Playtex rubber dish-washing gloves at the grocery store. These usually really help one get the stockings on and smoothed out adequately, and do so in the cheapest, easiest manner.
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By: North Country Thoracic & Vascular | Craig Nachbauer, MD
Rubber Gloves. If they are open toe, you can cut the corner of a plastic bag and put it over your foot to cover your heel. Once the stocking is on, slide the stocking back and pull the bag off.
Replied on 7/3/2012
By: Austin Vein Specialists | Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS, RPVI
Yes, there is a trick (as long as they are "open toe" stockings). Put a smooth plastic bag over your toes and lower foot. Pull the entire stocking up over the foot and plastic bag. Then pull the stocking up the leg. As a final step, pull the plastic bag out of the end (toe side) of the stocking. Since getting the stocking up over the toes and foot is the trickiest and most difficult part, this trick really helps, since it makes getting the stockings up over the foot easy.
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By: Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute | Robert Cutchen MD, RVS, RVT, RPVI
Diplomate American Board of Phlebology
The secret is rubber gloves. Without gloves, the stockings are just too tight and you can't grasp the fabric. Also, all the tricks you've ever used in the past when putting on regular pantyhose won't work, meaning you can't bunch them together and try to pull them up all at once. You have to inch them up in stepwise fashion. Pull at the toes, then the ankle, then the calf, then the knee, etc. Keep at it. After a few days, you'll be a pro.
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I'm confused which compression stockings to get because when I try to buy online they ask what material.
Where do we buy stockings locally to Huntington Station? (6 answers)
Any recommendatinos on where do we buy stockings locally to Huntington Station?
Should a diabetic wear compression stockings 24 hours daily? (6 answers)
Should compression stockings be worn 24 hours per day continuously or not just worn at bedtime?
Bulging veins in my legs. Wearing compression socks, but legs tend to jerk (6 answers)
I am waiting on surgery for my leg veins and started wearing compression socks again after not wearing them for years. I have only been taking them off when I bathe. My legs have started feeling restless and jerky when I lay or sit. When I take the compression socks off they don't jerk. What can I do in the meantime until the surgery?
My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal? (6 answers)
My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?
Can I wear compression stockings during my menstrual period? (6 answers)
Can I wear compression stockings during my menstrual period?
Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings? (6 answers)
Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings?
Wearing Ted Hose 24 hours? (6 answers)
My wife has no movement on her left side, therefore can not move her left leg and can not circulate the blood in that leg. Should she wear Ted Hose 24 hours a day?
My legs throb, twitch, and ache at night. (6 answers)
I am wearing thigh high compression stockings all day long and they are helping but as soon as I take them off at night to sleep my legs start throbbing, tingling, aching, jerking, etc. Should I continue to wear them at night or take them off?
I think the compression hose is causing more pain? (6 answers)
I had EVLT greater saphenous vein on right leg in mid May 2011 and two phlebectomys on the ankle. I have A LOT of spider veins on the anterior dorsum of the ankle and it still aches daily. Why does wearing 15-20mmHG hose make it hurt worse? Is this normal?
What do I do if my thigh-high stockings are digging into my groin? (6 answers)
I'm a few days out from a knee arthroscopy and manipulation. I have had the TED hose before when they did an ACL reconstruction and never had a problem. The stocking that was recently prescribed has been digging into my groin, causing it to become raw and painful. What can I do to fix this?
Are my toes in danger if they are numb, stiff, and swollen after wearing compression stockings? (6 answers)
How long should I wear compression socks after a surgery in the abdomen? (6 answers)
Is it normal to get cold feet in one of legs with compression stocking (knee high), but not the other? (5 answers)
I'm a woman in my 20s and wear compression stockings for pain in my legs and because of a family history of varicose veins. While wearing the stockings, one foot and leg tends to get cold. Is this normal?
Should I have Bruises from my compression stocking? (5 answers)
I am 16 years old and was put in a compression stocking on my right foot after fracturing my lisfranc joint in my foot playing hockey 3 months ago. I am now getting bruises on my mid foot where I injured my foot and on the sides. Is this normal?
My new TED stockings hurt, is this normal? (5 answers)
I had acl surgery with a meniscus repair a week ago and left the facility with TED stockings on. I'm waiting for a call back from my surgeon but in the interim I purchased a pair at the local drug store because the others felt dirty after 7 days. The new ones hurt, is this normal?
What is best treatment for lipodermatosclerosis? (5 answers)
For 4 yr I have had inflamed nodules turning into sclerotic tissue. Biopsy first interpreted as Erythema Nodosum, then another path calls it LDS. Full venous studies negative for CVI-perfect veins.Is it reasonable to continue taking Trental..or what?
I'm wearing stockings, but they don't seem to help. (5 answers)
If I'm wearing stockings and they don't help my weak legs, is surgery the next step?
Post phlebitic syndrome 35 years later? (5 answers)
Can you develope post phlebitic syndrome 35 years after having a blood clot in the deep vein?
Chaps style for the wrong leg? (5 answers)
Is it alright to use chaps style compression stockings that state they are for one leg on the other? I have right leg chaps, but want to wear them on my left leg? Can they be turned inside out and worn?
I have a multi colored bruise after heart ablation (5 answers)
I have a big multi color bruise from cardiac ablation but it seems to be traveling down my leg and I have some swelling as well. Is this normal?
Does wearing compression stockings during pregnancy prevent vein problems? (5 answers)
I really don’t want to end up with vein problems once my daughter is born. Can wearing compression stockings during pregnancy prevent varicose veins?
Can compression stockings help a severe hematoma? (4 answers)
A car hit my leg and bruised it severely. I have some pain and some problems bending it back. It feels a little numb at times in one area. But I can still feel it.
What can I do about the top of stocking digging into my calf? (4 answers)
The stockings fit but the tops of them dig into my skin and is painful. Is there anything I can do to stop it? Can I put an elastic bandage or something under them to help with that?
Is my compression stocking not allowing a bruise on my foot to heal? (4 answers)
The top of my foot feels bruised and has felt that way for awhile. I wear a compression stocking daily because I did Thrombolysis to clear out a clot. I am 26 yrs old so I usually heal fast. Is the compression stocking keeping the bruise from healing?
What if Compression Stkgs are making my legs hurt worse? (4 answers)
Does this mean that there is something wrong other than varicose veins? It's mostly in my right leg. They make my legs itch, and I get burning sensations. It drives me so crazy I have to take them off! They are 15-20 mmHg and I was measured.
Painful/Sensitive skin after removing stockings? (4 answers)
I wear knee-high compression stockings occassionally for swollen ankles and feet. Why is the skin on my lower legs VERY painful/sensitive to the touch after removing the stockings. Stays painful for about a day. Is this even normal?
When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago. (4 answers)
When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago.
I had injections in my veins and since then, I have had bad pains and weakness in my right leg. Why is this? (3 answers)
I had injections in my veins and since then, I have had bad pains weakness in my right leg. Why is this?
Why am I bruising from my compression stockings? (2 answers)
I'm on Plavix for heart Issues but my vascular doctor prescribed compression hose for the pain, varicose veins, discoloration and swelling in my legs. Since wearing them I am bruising badly when taking them off. 26 bruises. Are they too tight or what's the problem?
Must I wear two compression stockings for unilateral edema? (2 answers)
I have unilateral edema. I am also diabetic. Must I wear two compression stockings? Also, if my edema is better after wearing the hose, may I skip wearing them till the edema returns?
Do compression stockings cause bruises on the mid-foot? (2 answers)
I am a 16 years old and have been put in compression stocking after a severe midfoot fracture I recived playing hockey. I have only been in it for two days and have started to get brusing on my midfoot where I fractured it. Is that normal?
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