Sock Pull-On Aids
Arthritis, aging, or injury can make it difficult to get dressed, particularly with donning and doffing socks. Maintaining self-reliance is important to physical and mental well-being and these Stocking Aids are just one way to support everyday independence. A sock assist product may be a short-term answer during recovery from a hip replacement or it may be a daily practice to ease the burden. Whether applying regular stocking or rigid compression socks, a sock helper device will make this daunting task doable.
Sock helpers are sold individually or can be found in Hip Kits with other dressing assisting tools for the elderly or to assist with recovery following hip replacement surgery.
Types of Sock Assist Devices
Sock Assist Device
Bending down or bending over may be difficult for individuals with back, knee, or hip pain. This makes putting on stockings an everyday challenge and why sock helpers for elderly individuals are necessary. They are the perfect solution using a molded insert to place the sock in an open position. It has long straps to lower the stocking to the floor without the user having to lean over. The top of the foot is positioned inside the stocking and the straps pull the sock up and around the foot. If the sock is uneven, try using a reacher to finish the task and make necessary adjustments that won't require bending.
- EZ Sock Aid, 053477, has telescoping handles instead of straps to customize the desired length. The molded insert is longer to don socks or pantyhose.
Compression Stocking Pull-On Device
Compression stockings are very rigid with tightly woven elasticized fabric. This makes it difficult to expand to don onto the foot. Compression stockings squeeze the feet and legs to improve blood circulation and reduce pain and swelling. Don't let the difficulty of donning stop you from reaping the benefits of compression therapy.
- Doff N' Donner, DD-001/1, rolls the compression stocking onto its shell to slip over the foot.