"Preventing Compression Stockings from Rolling Down: Tips and Techniques"

"Preventing Compression Stockings from Rolling Down: Tips and Techniques"

Compression stockings can sometimes roll down or bunch up, which can be uncomfortable and interfere with their effectiveness. Here are some tips to help prevent compression stockings from rolling down:

  1. Choose the correct size: It is important to choose the correct size of compression stockings, as this will ensure a proper fit and reduce the likelihood of them rolling down. Take accurate measurements of your legs before purchasing compression stockings and refer to the size chart provided by the manufacturer.
  2. Put them on correctly: Make sure you put on your compression stockings correctly to ensure a good fit. Start by turning the stocking inside out, and then place your toes in the toe area and pull the stocking up your leg, gradually smoothing out any wrinkles or bunching.
  3. Use adhesive skin dressings: Adhesive skin dressings or silicone strips can be applied to the skin where the compression stockings will sit, which can help hold the stockings in place and prevent them from rolling down.
  4. Wear them with appropriate clothing: Avoid wearing clothing that is too tight or too loose over your compression stockings, as this can cause them to roll down or bunch up. Instead, wear clothing that fits comfortably and smoothly over the stockings.
  5. Use a garter belt: For thigh-high compression stockings, a garter belt can be used to help hold them in place and prevent them from rolling down.

If you continue to have issues with your compression stockings rolling down, talk a trained fitter who can assist you in finding the best fit and solution for you.

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