1. Reach into the stocking, and grab the toe.
2. Turn the upper half of the stocking inside out.
3. Put your foot into the toe of the stocking, and gently slide the stocking over your heel. Then use your fingertips or palms to "slide" the stocking up your leg. Wearing gloves can help you slide the stocking up. Don't grab the top of the stocking and pull, because that may rip the stocking.
4. Continue to slide the stocking up the leg until it is positioned correctly. Repeat these steps on the other leg.
Current as of: March 20, 2017
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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