Tips for Putting On Thigh Length Compression Stockings
Putting on thigh length compression stockings can be hard at first - they are not the easiest garment to get on. With practice and the 8 tips below you should find it becomes a lot easier.
Our 8 Best Tips
Tip #1 - Make sure you have the right size.
Yes - I know this sounds obvious but starting with the correct size is important. 20% of people who buy or try compression stockings buy a pair that is too small for them. We strongly recommend measuring your thigh and calf to ensure you pick the right size.
An remember that your legs will often change size during the day - being slimmer when you first get out of bed and swelling more as the day goes on and you spend more time sitting and standing. Many customers opt to have two sizes - one for mornings and one for later in the day.
Our size chart here will help make sure that if you are buying from Lemon Hero Health that you get the right size.
Tip #2 - Put them on first thing
Always put them on first thing in the morning as soon as you get out of bed (or even before). This is when your legs are least swollen.
Tip #3 - Work inside out
Turn it inside out If you turn the stocking inside out right to where the heel of the stocking is (leave the foot part right side out), it’s a lot easier to put the stocking on. Slide your foot into the foot areaof the stocking, then carefully working from the ankle turn the rest of the stocking to right side out. Do this 3-5 inches at a time until the whole stocking is right side out and on your leg.
Tip #4 - Use Rubber Gloves
Any type of rubber glove can be used. The gloves will alllow you to get a better grip on the stocking as you pull it on. Our favorites are washing up gloves, but gardening gloves with a rubber surface work just as well.
Tip #5 - Make sure your skin is dry
Damp skin makes it MUCH harder to pull the stocking up. Make sure your feet and legs are completely dry. If you used ointment or lotion allow it to absorb into your skin before putting your stocking on. It also helps to sprinkle a little baby powder to your foot and heel to help the stocking slide on more easily.
Tip #6 - Avoid bunching them up.
This will create a tight band at the top which will be hard to pull up over your thigh. Yes - I know it works for pantyhose and leggings - but definitely not for compression stockings
Tip #7 - Don't pull from the top
Always pull the stocking up from the foot, heel and upward from there. If you pull from the top you will damage or tear the stockings.
Tip #8 - Wash them regularly
This will keep them soft and supple so they are easier to get on. Consider have 2-3 pairs so that you can wear a pair while others are being washed.
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