We’ve all been there. Compression socks can be hard to get on and off, especially when you’re dealing with a higher compression or full length pantyhose. It can be even harder in the heat of summer. We put together some tips to help you get your compression socks off quickly and easily.
To get your compression socks off, whether they are knee high, thigh high, or pantyhose, grab them from the top of the stocking where the fabric is – NOT the top band. If you grab the stockings by the top band, they can rip, so be sure you are holding the fabric of the stocking – not the silicone top band.
Once you have a grip on the sock, slowly fold the stocking down your leg, almost like peeling a banana. You should then be able to slip it right off your foot. Here’s a quick video on how to take your compression socks off:
Donning gloves are great to use to get your socks on and off. These gloves protect the fabric and help you to get a better grip. (These work miracles in hotter weather!) There are also tools to help get your stockings off that work like a charm. See how our top rated doffing aids work below:
Sigvaris SIMON Donning & Doffing Aid
Medi Butler Off – Doffing Aid
Sigvaris Doff N’ Donner
Still struggling or have questions? Give us a call at 1-877-545-8585 and we’ll talk you through it. Want to get your compression socks back on faster? Check out these tips to get your compression socks on without the hassle!