Plastic Bag Trick for Compression Stockings – Occupational Therapy

plastic bag can be used to help wear compression stockings

Compression stockings can very helpful for people with lymphedema in their legs. Putting on compression stockings by yourself, for a family member, or patient can be challenging. Even for an experienced person, putting on compression stockings requires a lot of flexibility, coordination, fine motor control and strength, and patience. Over time, this can lead to decreased motivation to continue wearing compression stockings. This video demonstrates a much easier way to put compression stocks for your legs using commonly found plastic bags around the house.


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