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Donning

Donning Suggestions:

Properly fitting JOBST® compression stockings and arm sleeves should feel snug at first. It may take a few days to adjust to the pressure. Before you put on your stockings or arm sleeve review the Helpful Hints and Donning Methods.

Helpful Hints:

  • Compression garments are easier to put on when you first get out of bed, before swelling occurs.
  • Remove rings and jewelry that could damage your garment
  • Use gloves (rubber or vinyl) to help position the garment on your leg
  • Make sure your skin is dry before putting on your JOBST® hosiery
  • Avoid rolling or bunching the fabric as this will create too much pressure in specific areas
  • Apply a thin layer of cornstarch or powder to help the stocking (or sleeve) slide smoothly over your skin
  • Apply moisturizer to your legs (or arm) in the evening - not just before putting on your garment