The TXG Technique for putting on Compression Socks & Stockings

The TXG Technique for putting on TXG Compression Socks & Stockings

1. When to Put On

The optimal time for putting on your compression socks / stockings is immediately or shortly after getting up in the morning. At this time, the blood vessels in your legs have not been greatly affected by gravity and will be at their smallest size. If you missed this optimal time, if possible it is recommended you elevate your legs for five to ten minutes.

2. Hints

3. Compression Sock Aids

There are several aids that are available to help in putting on compression stockings, if you would like any information about the aids that we recommend please contact Heather our chief sock checker.

 

4. The TXG Technique for putting on Compression Socks & Stockings

Image

Instruction

1 ~ 2

Start with your compression socks the ‘right way round’ Reach with your hand inside and grab a hold of the heel fabric

3 ~ 4

Pull the rest of the sock over the ‘foot’ Check the sock is not twisted and is reasonably free of wrinkles

5 ~ 7

Hold the sides of the heel and pull the sock over the foot so that the heel of the sock aligns with your heel

8 ~ 11

Roll the remaining sock over the foot and up the calf. Try to avoid over stretching the ‘leg’ of the sock. The top of the sock should finish 1~2 finger widths below the knee

12

Smooth out any remaining wrinkles around the toe and rest of the sock. After wearing your compression wear for just a few days, this will all become second nature!