Putting on and taking off socks can be quite a challenge for people with arthritis.
First of all, bending over to reach your feet can be painful to your back. Arthritis and other conditions may cause your back and hip joints to crunch, which you should not have to go through just to put on a sock. Furthermore, stretching out socks with your hand and trying to grip them securely can irritate those delicate hand joints.
Sock aids vs. compression stocking aids
We have several sock aids for you to choose from. We also have many compression stocking aids, and while the two types of aids work very similarly, it is important not to confuse them. Compression stocking aids are larger and will stretch regular socks too much. Our sock aids are made just the right size for regular size socks. Let’s take a look at some of them.
One-piece, easy sock aid
The Sock Horse is a durable sock aid and only requires you to put the very top of your sock on the two tabs, which prevents the sock from stretching too much. The 18-inch handle makes it easy to position the Sock Horse such as to allow your foot to slip in through the top.
Take sock on AND off
The Easy On Easy Off Sock Aid Kit, as the name implies, gives you a way to put on socks and take them off. The Easy On Aid stands on the floor and requires no use of a handle. Simply roll the sock inside out onto the aid, place the aid on the floor, and slip your foot in. You can optionally hold the aid steady with your other foot.
The Easy Off Aid is a stick with two prongs and a loop that catch the sock at your ankle and pull it off easily.
Sock aids with straps
Other kinds of sock aids are those that come with straps, instead of handles, for pulling socks onto your foot. A loop strap allows for the possibility of one or two hands while a two handled strap is made for two hand use.
Roll your sock onto the Norco Molded Sock Aid with One Handle, and the special foam disc underneath the trough holds your sock in place until it is all the way on.
You can alternatively get the Norco Molded Sock Aid with Two Handles.
Take a look at these and our other popular sock aids, and throw out the pain in your daily routine.