2. Turn the upper half of the stocking inside out.
Compression stockings: Step 3
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slide 3 of 4, Compression stockings: Step 3,
3. Put your foot into the toe of the stocking, and gently slide the stocking over your heel. Then use your fingertips or palms to "slide" the stocking up your leg. Wearing gloves can help you slide the stocking up. Don't grab the top of the stocking and pull, because that may rip the stocking.
Compression stockings: Step 4
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slide 4 of 4, Compression stockings: Step 4,
4. Continue to slide the stocking up the leg until it is positioned correctly. Repeat these steps on the other leg.
Current as ofSeptember 26, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine David A. Szalay MD - Vascular Surgery
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & David A. Szalay MD - Vascular Surgery