2. Turn the upper half of the stocking inside
Compression stockings: Step 3
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slide 3 of 4, Compression stockings: Step 3,
3. Put your foot into the toe of the stocking, and
gently slide the stocking over your heel. Then use your fingertips or palms to
"slide" the stocking up your leg. Wearing gloves can help you slide the
stocking up. Don't grab the top of the stocking and pull, because that may rip
Compression stockings: Step 4
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slide 4 of 4, Compression stockings: Step 4,
4. Continue to slide the stocking up the leg until it
is positioned correctly. Repeat these steps on the other leg.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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