How to put on and take off compression stockings

Watch the recommended ways for putting on compression socks and stockings. You will also find helpful hints and tips.

Man sitting on a low chair putting on compression socks

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How to put on compression stockings

Helpful tips for donning & doffing

Donning compression socks doesn’t have to be a daily struggle.  
 
Yes, they’re snug. They’re supposed to be –  that’s what makes them medically useful. But that’s also why it can be difficult to put on compression socks, especially over the heel and ankle. Unfortunately, when people get discouraged, they don’t wear them consistently –  and the swelling in their lower legs and ankles tends to get worse rather than better. 
 
The following tips for wearing compression socks can help you adopt smarter habits. Soon, a frustrating task will become a quick and simple part of your daily routine. 

The best hints, tips and accessories to put on and take off compression stockings

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