Compression stockings will often sit at a mid to high price point, leaving many users looking for ways to ensure their investment is easy to use and lasts. Fortunately, there are many products on the market which have been specifically designed to make both using and caring for compression stockings easy.

1. Stocking Aid Ez – Pull up tights 

Purpose: The VenoTrain Glider stocking aid is a one piece flexible aid designed for donning stockings.

Features:

  • Designed to hold stockings until they can be pulled up when within reach
  • Cost effective
  • Ideal for anyone with limited hand function or back problems
  • Easy to use

2. Stocking Aid Ez – Cotton Stockings

Purpose: The Sigvaris Doff & Donner Set stocking aid can be used to easily pull up socks, stockings or knee-highs.

Features:

  • Easy to use
  • Cost effective
  • Exclusive cotton yarn knitted on the inside to prevent the stocking from slipping
  • Flexible plastic core is lined with blue nylon to reduce friction
  • Ideal for anyone with limited hand function, back problems, wheelchair users or people recovering from hip or knee surgery

3. JOBST It Stays Roll On Body Fixation

Purpose: IT STAYS is a roll-on fixative is used to hold knee-high and thigh-high stockings in place, securely and comfortably.

Features:

  • Easy-to-use roll-on form
  • Odourless
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Easy to wash off
  • Does not stain

4. Ezy As Stocking Applicator

Purpose: The Ezy-As Applicator reduces the effort and pain when applying compression garments to both arms and legs. It is designed to be used by patients or by carers.

Features:

  • Available in three sizes (colour coded for easy identification)
  • Simple to use – Ezy- an instruction guide is available by clicking here
  • Reduces application time
  • Sturdy design helps protect and prevent discomfort when applying stockings
  • Handle attachment is also available for easier application

5. Venosan Silicone Dotted Donning Gloves

Purpose: Designed to protect stockings from damage and assist with donning and doffing.

Features:

  • An easier way to put on stockings
  • Super-grip silicon dots on the palm
  • Easy to use with all stockings
  • Machine washable and long lasting
  • Packs of 10

7. JOBST Stocking Donner

Purpose: The Stocking Donner is designed to make donning stockings as easy as possible.

Features:

  • Reduces bending
  • Easy to use
  • Foam grip handles
  • Lightweight frame
  • Durable baked epoxy finish provides “no snag” surface

8. Eureka Combi On & Off Stocking Applicator

Purpose: A compression stocking applicator for the leg or arm.

Features:

  • Can also be used with stockings
  • The material helps the stocking glide on smoothly
  • Easy to use
  • Requires the use of two hands and for the user to be able to reach their feet