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Tips for Properly Putting on Compression Garments

  1. Skin should be dry when putting on the garment.
  2. Rings and other jewelry can cause snags, so it’s best to remove them before putting on the garment.
  3. Wearing rubber gloves to grip to the fabric is helpful.
  4. Do not roll, gather or bunch the fabric—this will increase the pressure.

Doning 2Doning 1The Heel Pocket Out Method:

  1. Turn stocking inside out (Figure 1).
  2. Slide foot in, position tow and heel properly inside the garment.
  3. Grab the top of the stocking and pull it up over the ankle and heel until it is properly in place (Figure 2).

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Pull on 2The Pull-On Method:

  1. Allow garment to hang on the foot. Hold the stocking by both sides at the top and pull it onto the foot and up onto the leg as far as possible (Figure 3).
  2. Pick a spot on the leg where you can get hold of the stocking on both sides again, and then pull it up continuing around the heel until you meet resistance (Figure 4). Once the garment is on the foot fold the extra fabric back down onto your leg instead of letting it bunch or roll.
  3. Pull on 2Grasp stocking at the top and pull out the fold. Grab garment from the inside working up the extremity, until the top of the garment is reached.
  4. Repeat until the heel is in place.

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These tips will help ensure that you get the proper fit for your Compression Garment.

Removing a Garment:

Start at the top of the garment and peel it off, the garment will be inside out. Never, never, roll down the garment and try to remove all the fabric at once.

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