- Used for fitting compression stockings or TED socks onto patients legs
- Used for open toe compression socks
- Can be used for closed toe compression socks but only if there is an inspection hole beneath the toes
- Can assist with fitting compression sleeves onto an arm
- Size: 70cm x 22cm
- Available in red only
The compression stocking slider or sock aid is used to fit tight-fitting, open toe compression stockings on patients. It can also be used with closed toe compression socks, but only if there is an inspection hole beneath the toes – so that there is some way to pull out the Stocking Slider. For example, it works well with the Interweave HealthyLegs compression socks which have an inspection hole near the toes. Very helpful and easy to use in combination with compression socks.
Nurses who fit TED socks (thromboembolic deterrent) on patients also report that the Stocking Slider works very well for this purpose too, especially now that the TED socks aren’t provided with a plastic bag. Users find that the stocking slider reduces the troubles and issues they find with putting compression socks onto other people’s legs.
TO USE: Slide the stocking slider onto the foot with the handle end at the toes, then slide the compression stocking (or TED sock) over the top and onto the leg. Once the stocking or sock is in place, remove the stocking slider by pulling the black handle. It also assists with fitting compression sleeves onto your arm. Then once complete, turn the Stocking Slider the right way round again for the next use. Download instruction sheet
VIDEO: Watch a 36 second video of how to use the Stocking Slider by clicking below “How to use this product”. Open in a full screen to view the video.
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How to Use This Product
How to use a Stocking Slider
This is shown with closed toe compression socks which have an inspection hole beneath the toes. You can also very easily use the Stocking Slider with open toe compression socks. Note that the Stocking Slider will not work with closed toe compression socks, if there is no inspection hole under the foot.
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