I was found with a large clot in the pelvic area. I will have to wear compression stocking for the rest of my life. Unfortrunately I am allergic to nylon. I was relieved that you all had a cotton stocking. I was really worried about this. You all took that fear away.
Makes taking compression stockings off a breeze. PLUS... it acts as a long-handled shoehorn as well! This product comes highly recommended and is the first doffing aid of its kind.
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS...
1. Slide the tip of the horn under the topband of the stocking.
2. Now push the handle gently downwards: the far end of the horn slides down along your calf and then over your heel. During the whole process the inner surface of the horn should remain in contact with your skin. At the same time the "tooth" helps push the stocking downwards. In order to regain contact with your skin you can start again with the horn a little higher and then continue with the downward movement if necessary.
3. As soon as you reach your heel lift your heel up. Then tilt the stick downwards a little to guide the horn along the underside of your foot. Caution: Make sure you do not press the stocking against the ground with the doffing aid. Otherwise the stocking may be damaged. Now push the handle forwards gently: the stocking slides off you foot but stays on the horn.
4. Now you can pick the stocking off the aid without having to bend down.