How to put on compression hose in 5 steps

Important :

When support hose are worn for the first time, it is normal to feel slight discomfort because of the snugness of the fabric.  If uncomfortable, suggest wearing them progressively, 2 hours per day. If the discomfort is significant or if it persists, the use of the compression hose should be stopped and a consult with a health professional should be conducted.

Step 1 : Slide the hand inside the sock and grab the heel.

Step 2 : Partially turn the socks inside out.

Step 3 : Place the foot inside the sock and, using two hands, slide the sock up to the heel.

Step 4 : Make sure the heel is well-positioned in place.

Step 5 : Pull the sock from the top until it is completely in place.

Warning:  

  • Be sure to leave the space of two fingers below the bend of the knee to avoid creating a tourniquet effect.
  • Make sure the fabric is tight and crease-free to evenly    distribute the compression on the leg and gently pull on   the tip of the foot to make room for toes.

 

 

 

How to remove them

Important :

Always remove hose before going to bed. During the night, the return is more normal, since legs are horizontal.

Step 1: Pull the top of the sock and turn it inside out by gently pulling towards the ankle.

Step 2: Place the thumb of each hand between the sock and the leg and slide the sock down towards the toes. 

Step 3: Gently pull the sock in order to remove completely from the foot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care

  • Wash before using them for the first time.
  • Wash hose daily.
  • Washing protects the durability and effectiveness of the hose by removing body secretions from the elastic fibres. 

Instructions: 

  1. Wash in tepid or cold water.
  2. Scrub the foot portion of the hose well.
  3. Do not ring or twist, remove excess water from hose by rolling them in a towel and squeezing.
  4. Air dry flat, away from any heat source.
  5. Replace hose every 6 months.

Attention : 

  • Do not use brands like Zero or Woolite, which contain petroleum derivatives;
  • Do not use fabric softeners, which can clog the pores of the fabric and make the fibres stick together;
  • Do not use chlorine bleach;
  • Do not place in washer/dryer.

Tips for Thigh-high hose:

•On occasion, use an alcohol swab to clean the elastic bands of thigh-high hose to remove skin residue.