There are a few… one is a very simple round/oval wireframe tool called an “extensor”, which allows you to stretch the stocking inside out around the rim so you can stick your foot inside and allow the stocking to run up the leg. This can help make putting on stockings much faster an easier, especially for those with higher compression levels and/or limited mobility.
Also, sometimes wrinkles/kinks in the fabric can be a problem once the stocking is one, and since its important to remove these when wearing compression hose, some individuals find it helpful to wear rubber gloves to smooth them out (since these gloves can provide extra traction).
Here is a link to the compression stocking donning tools from Sigvaris on our website.
There are numerous products out there from simple gloves that help smoothly pull up and down the stocking to a more intricate Jobst stocking Donner which allows you to put your foot in a sort of frame and pull it the stocking on or off while using this leg frame as a support (but beware some with large legs warn that it is to tight if the leg is very wide) and Juzo makes a type of slipping on and off loop with gloves( they call it a Slippe Gattor (the link has a video of how it works).
They are all different prices and each one has its own Pros and Cons. Take into consideration the prices, size of the item and the compression if it is a high compression and you don’t have a large leg go for the Jobst donner, if it is large go for Slippie gattor.
If your hand is strong and steady and just need some help to pull it on and off
then maybe just a pair of gloves would be enough for you.
Donner – http://www.yourhealthsupplier.com/products/Jobst%2C-Stocking-Donner.html
Slippe Gattor – http://www.yourhealthsupplier.com/products/Juzo-Slippie-Gattor-Set.html
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