How to wear Compression Socks

How to wear Compression Socks

Compression socks come in various sizes, so selecting the proper size is essential based on your physician's instructions. The foot section is tight at the feet, with a gradually looser fit on the leg. 

Compression socks:

  • Increase circulation by boosting blood flow.
  • Keep fluid from pooling in your legs by wearing a pair of running tights or other moisture-wicking bottoms.
  • Heel drops can treat varicose veins, skin ulcers, and profound vein thrombosis symptoms.
  • Things like skin ulcers can cause issues you might not even be aware of.
  • If you want to feel better, wear them daily while awake, especially if you're on your feet.

What are compression socks, and how do you use them?

Compression socks may be used on a regular basis. They should fit comfortably but not too tightly if they are correctly adjusted.

Unless you're bathing or sleeping, it's preferable to wear them all the time.

Replace your socks every 4 to 5 months depending on how often you wear them.

Compression socks are a little complicated to put on at first. However, with some practice, you'll figure out what works best. Here are some pointers:

  • After you've purchased new compression socks, wash them at home. They'll be more flexible and easier to put on as a result. If you can afford it, consider buying a second pair to have a clean one to wear while washing the other.
  • Before putting on the compression socks, apply a dressing to any open wound.
  • Keep your socks by your bed so you can put them on as soon as you get up.

To put them on, follow these simple steps.

  • Do it early in the morning, when your legs are less swollen.
  • Sit in a chair with a back. This will allow you to lean against something as you put on the socks.
  • With one hand, hold the top of the sock. Then, with your other hand, plunge in and grab the toe as far as possible.
  • Turn the toe inside out when you have a solid grasp on it, From there, pull your hand up through the socks, turning it inside out but keeping the tips of your fingers in the toes.
  • Hold the socks with both hands, then slip your toes into one of the toe holes. With gentle rolls and slides, pull back over your heel and then slide up your leg using your fingertips or palms.
  • Please be cautious not to grab and yank on the top of the sock since this can cause it to rip or break.

If you're having difficulties:

  • To assist the socks in sliding on, apply silicone lotion or talcum powder to your legs.
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