Why are support stockings used?
Compression stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. They may be prescribed by your GP if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow in your legs, such as: varicose veins (swollen and enlarged veins)
How do you get a stocking off?
Pull your arm out to separate the leg part of the stocking inside and out until your thumb pops out of it. Stretch your stocking as wide as possible. Pull it over to your foot and heel. Hook your heel and turn it right side out.
Why do my stockings roll down?
Remeasure your leg often to ensure your stocking continues to be the right size for you. When people first start wearing stockings, their legs are swollen. Wearing them over time, the swelling reduces, and it is possible that fit into one size smaller making the stockings roll down.
Is it OK to sleep in compression socks?
It’s OK to sleep in your compression socks. You can even wear compression socks 24 hours a day if you like. You just shouldn’t wear the same compression socks 24 hours a day, day after day, night after night.
How do seniors put on socks?
Step 1: Place the sock aid between the knees and pull the sock or stocking aid over the end without straps. Step 2: While seated, place the sock aid out in front of your foot on the floor. Step 3: Insert your toes into the sock/stocking opening.
How do you know if your compression socks are to tight?
The red circle around your leg left by the top of the sock is a sign that the sock is tight, and. The condition for which you are wearing compression socks, such as lymphedema or venous reflux disease, is making your legs swell.
How long should you leave a compression sock on?
You should wear your compression stockings during the day and take them off before going to bed. Put them on again first thing in the morning. You should be given at least 2 stockings, or 2 pairs if you’re wearing them on both legs. This means you can wear 1 stocking (or pair) while the other is being washed and dried.