Putting Pressure Socks/Compression Stockings (on yourself or somebody else)

This short video illustrates the knack as it was explained to me by a 96 year old lady I used to help to care for who had worn pressure stockings since the age of 27! The ‘eureka’ moment is getting it over the heel.

Whether you are putting compression socks/pressure stockings on yourself or another, there are some simple yet ingenious donning innovations around – many of which were inspired by the old-school technique of using a plastic bag…

…the leader of which seems to be the etac Socky…

And there are quite a few using this frame technique…

Donning gloves can help…

It is worth noting that some products (though none of the above) work only when there is a hole at the bottom of the sock.

Hopefully this post might provide a solution for anybody experiencing a donning of the stockings morning battle! Have you experience of using these techniques – or do you have any further knacks and tips? Please leave a comment if so.

Featured Image Courtesy of etac

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