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Donning Your Compression Stockings

donning compression hose2Following your vein procedures and treatments at Physicians Vein Clinics you will need to wear medical grade compression stockings as continuum therapy. This sounds simple enough, however, the process of donning compression hose can be a small feat and a serious test of patience. Here are a few helpful hints that will hopefully help make the process a little easier!

  • First, compression hose are much easier to put on when you first get out of bed in the morning, before any swelling has a chance to occur.
  • Next, it’s important to remove any rings or jewelry that could snag and damage the stockings.
  • Rubber or vinyl gloves are very helpful in the overall process, especially in helping you position the stockings correctly and comfortably.
  • Make sure your skin is dry and free of any moisturizer on your legs before putting your stockings on. This will make it much easier for the fabric to glide over your skin.
  • Applying a thin layer of cornstarch or powder to your legs can also aid in sliding the stockings on a bit easier.
  • Finally, as you position the stockings avoid rolling or bunching the fabric as this will create too much pressure in specific areas and inhibit the proper circulation.

Remember, compression hose are an integral part in achieving a healthy venous system. Hopefully these suggestions will help make your daily routine of donning your stockings a lot less daunting!

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