There are approximately 750,000 people in the UK who need to use compression stockings of which over 20% require assistance to do so. Whilst a number of manual products are available on the market which can assist in applying compression stockings, a large number of people are still unable to use these products due to the amount of physical strength required in the hands and wrists and the need to bend forwards to pass the stocking over the foot and ankle.
Designed specifically for this group of people, we now produce the EC Support stocking Gun ® which allows wearers to effortlessly put stockings on without the need for a nurse or carer, with minimal physical strength or effort required & no more bending down. A wearer no longer needs to wait for assistance from a care giver and can even take a holiday without the worry of arranging special assistance or support.
In addition many people who have been prescribed compression stockings may not currently use them due to the pain experienced when putting them on caused by the high friction exerted on the skin. The EC Support Stocking Gun ® solves this problem by holding the stocking away from the skin during the application. This allows the device to be used painlessly by anyone including those with painful varicose veins or other conditions which are aggravated by friction. This results in a higher number of people following the essential treatment prescribed by their GP’s, nurses and qualified health care associates.