What Compression Stocking Devices can help me?

Compression Stockings . 6 answers . 5 years ago

What devices are available to help me put on my compression stockings ??

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5 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Lots of "donning aids" available to make it easier to get your compression stockings on easier.

Donning Suggestions
Compression garments are easier to put on when you first get out of bed, before swelling occurs.

Helpful Hints
Skin should be dry. Applying a thin layer of cornstarch or powder will help the stockings or sleeve slide over your skin. Remove your rings and jewelry that can damage your garment. Wear rubber or vinyl gloves to prevent fingernails from damaging the fabric. The gloves also help provide grip to distribute the fabric more easily. Avoid rolling, gathering or bunching the fabric, as this will only increase the pressure like creating a super rubber band. Apply moisturizer to your legs or arm in the evening rather than just before putting on your stocking or sleeve.

5 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Lots of "donning aids" available to make it easier to get your compression stockings on easier.

Donning Suggestions
Compression garments are easier to put on when you first get out of bed, before swelling occurs.

Helpful Hints
Skin should be dry. Applying a thin layer of cornstarch or powder will help the stockings or sleeve slide over your skin. Remove your rings and jewelry that can damage your garment. Wear rubber or vinyl gloves to prevent fingernails from damaging the fabric. The gloves also help provide grip to distribute the fabric more easily. Avoid rolling, gathering or bunching the fabric, as this will only increase the pressure like creating a super rubber band. Apply moisturizer to your legs or arm in the evening rather than just before putting on your stocking or sleeve.


5 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

Medi USA has a device they call a stocking donner. You can find it on there website if you google them.

5 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

Medi USA has a device they call a stocking donner. You can find it on there website if you google them.


5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

There is a device called a "compression stocking butler" that can be purchased or ordered at retailers that sell medical grade compression hose. However, you may want to try wearing latex gloves when putting on your stockings. Most patients find that the latex gloves make the task a lot easier. There are also stockings with a zipper for easier placement.

5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

There is a device called a "compression stocking butler" that can be purchased or ordered at retailers that sell medical grade compression hose. However, you may want to try wearing latex gloves when putting on your stockings. Most patients find that the latex gloves make the task a lot easier. There are also stockings with a zipper for easier placement.


5 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

There are a variety of devices that can help such as a "stocking donner" or "butler." Cotton gloves that have rubber dots on them are very helpful. You can usually buy a pair from a gas station. There is also a "Sock-eez" which can help you remove the stockings.

5 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

There are a variety of devices that can help such as a "stocking donner" or "butler." Cotton gloves that have rubber dots on them are very helpful. You can usually buy a pair from a gas station. There is also a "Sock-eez" which can help you remove the stockings.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

There are multiple devices for this. Each company has its own and you may want to confer with them. These devices are called butlers or donning aids. The easiest thing to try is wearing a pair of latex rubber gloves when applying the stockings.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

There are multiple devices for this. Each company has its own and you may want to confer with them. These devices are called butlers or donning aids. The easiest thing to try is wearing a pair of latex rubber gloves when applying the stockings.


5 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There are several devices that can help with compression. The most common
are stockings which come with different levels of compression. There are also
wraps that can be applied on regular basis. For patients with significant
swelling problems in the leg there are also compression pumps and
compression braces.

There are several devices that can help with applying compression stockings.
There is a stocking butler which allows you to step into the stocking. There
are also are stocking donners which help guide the stockings on.

5 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There are several devices that can help with compression. The most common
are stockings which come with different levels of compression. There are also
wraps that can be applied on regular basis. For patients with significant
swelling problems in the leg there are also compression pumps and
compression braces.

There are several devices that can help with applying compression stockings.
There is a stocking butler which allows you to step into the stocking. There
are also are stocking donners which help guide the stockings on.


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