Use rubber gloves to put on compression stockings.


This is a little tip I want to put out there for everyone who wears compression stockings or who has decided they did not want to wear compression stockings because they are very, very difficult to put on. Compression stockings are garments that are used to reduce the swelling in your leg or in your thigh. They are best put on first thing in the morning. But many patients that have these prescribed to them are not able to wear them because they are very difficult to put on. What I recommend for my patients and I many times give them is a pair of latex or nonlatex gloves from our office. That allows them to grip easier on the compression stockings and they are able to use them and wear them a lot easier. If you are still not able to wear compression stockings, you can try using an Ace bandage or some other type of a device to get down the swelling such as elevation.