How to put on compression stockings?
The tough elastic that is used to make compression stockings can be difficult to wear and adjust, especially if you have arthritis or other problems that limit hand movement or function.
· In case of medical compression stockings it is advisable to use a slider
· Put your hand inside the stocking foot with the heal facing down
· Turn the leg of the stocking inside out as far as the heel
· Stretch the stocking sideways at the heel
· Slide your foot into the stocking
· Make the heel of the stocking coincide with your heel
· Grasping the top of the stocking pull over the ankle, continue up the leg
· Adjust and straighten the stocking as you go up and remove wrinkles if any.
· To know more have a look at our videos
· For compression pantyhose, use the same steps to gently ease the pantyhose up to your waist
1. Apply lotion at night-before bed- when you take your stockings off for the day
2. Take of all jewellery before putting on your stockings. Rings and bracelets can snag on the compression hose, causing rips or tears
3. If putting on stockings is difficult, try wearing a pair of latex or rubber gloves. The smooth surface will make it easier to grip the stockings as you move them up your legs.
4. To keep your stockings snag-free always wear shoes when wearing them. Walking around your home without shoes may cause your stockings to develop runs or tears, which may degrade their compression properties.
HOW TO WASH COMPRESSION STOCKINGS
Generally, its best to take the time to wash your stockings by hand.
· Fill the bucket, sink or washtub with warmwater
· Gently dip the stockings into the tub to dampen them.
· Then, add a small amount of delicate washing liquid and swirl it around the water
· Let the stockings soak for a few minutes to loosen dirt, oils, and skin cells from the stockings fibers
· Gently rub the stockings together to clean them better, but be careful not to stretch them.
· Empty the tub, refill with warm water, and dip or rinse the clean stockings.
· Gently squeeze the stockings to remove excess water
· Place a towel on a drying rack and lay the stockings on the top to dry. Avoid hanging the stockings directly on the rack or pole to drip dry; the weight of the water could stretch the stockings, causing them to fit improperly.
Are these stockings available in a pair?
No. It is available for one hand
Are they washable?
Is it available in black?
• Firm graduated compression 23-32 mmHg
• Effective against chronic oedema and lymphedema
• Relieves swelling and arm pain
• Soft silicon band keeps it in place
68% TACTEL® Polyamide
32% LYCRA® Elastane