After learning how to use the Medi Butler, it has proven to be very useful, particularly for high level compression stockings.
Your Butler has saved me a lot of aggravation trying to put on tight compression stockings! In many ways, this product saved my life!
Your speedy service leaves nothing to be desired. I ordered and it was here almost immediately.
I was so thrilled with this Butler I have sent at least 4 others to your website!
My only suggestion:
You should put a video on your website on ‘how to properly use the butler’ even though I went to a competitors site and found one.
This product makes getting these stocking on a whole lot easier. Very pleased with the quality and the quickness of the shipment.
I found it almost impossible to get the strong compression knee hi hosiery on my legs without using the stocking butler. It's become one of my most precious possessions, given that I'm supposed to wear the compression hose the rest of my days.
Over the years I have had numerous surgeries on my knees and feet including 3 knee replacements. all these surgeries left my legs very swollen making it necessary for me to wear compression stocking to help with the swelling. I was always able to struggle and strain and put my stocking on by myself Two years ago I had major back surgery which made it impossible to bend and twist and I was no longer able to put the compression stocking on by myself. Not being able to put my own socks on was totally demoralizing to me. My wife would help me but I felt bad having to get help doing something as simple as putting my socks on. About a year after back surgery I was finally able to struggle and strain and get my own socks on but it wasn't easy. While placing my last order I stumbled onto this Sock Butler and figured I would give it a try. it wasn't that expensive so if it didn't work I wouldn't feel too bad. the first time I used it all I could think was where have you been (meaning the Sock Butler) all my life. it actually worked first time out of the box. over the several weeks that I have been using the Sock Butler I've learned a few tricks to make it even easier to use. I can't bend far enough to use it the way it was designed to be. I move a chair close to the bed. put my compression sock on the Butler and put the Butler on the floor by the chair. stand up and put my foot into the sock on the Butler, once my foot is all the way into the sock I sit back down on the bed and pull the sock up my leg. no more straining and struggling to put my socks on. It gave me back that feeling of independence again. Thank You Medi!!!
When I started wearing compression stockings, I purchased a Compression stocking butler at my physician's office. I also wanted an extra one to keep in my car when traveling. I found there to be a slight difference in the two units. The stocking application area was not angled the same as my original unit. In fact, it was more perpendicular to the floor.. I normally just keep the unit on the floor when installing the hose. However, the medi-assure unit is well constructed. Overall, I am satisfied with the unit.
This really helps me get my support stockings on.
This device is a great help getting the compression socks/hose started over the feet and ankles. The first time I tried using this item it seemed a little awkard, but if you use it for just getting the socks/hose started on your feet and legs then pull the socks/hose up with your hands it works great!
Q & A
1 question for this item
Is there some kind of diagram to show how to use this contraption to help get compression stock onto my feet? Looking at it, I cannot see how it would work. I am arthritic and cannot bend over. Will this help me?
Q: What is compression? What is the difference in compression?
A: You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots.
Q: What does mmHg mean?
A: mmhg stands for "millimeter of mercury", a way to measure pressure. The higher the number, the tighter the garment will squeeze and the more compression it provides.
Q: How can we wash the garments? And with which soap or detergent?
A: We recommend to hand wash in warm water and air dry. You can use mild soup of the washing solution that we provide such as the jobst jolastic, hosiery mate washing solution, sigvaris liquid washing solution etc.
See our full washing instructions.
Q: What is the difference between open toe and close toe?
A: There is no therapeutic difference between open and closed toe socks. The choice is yours, whichever is more comfortable.
Q: What is opaque?
A: Opaque is a thicker material that provides great coverage and your skin will be far less visible. Usually worn in winter because of the thickness.
Q: What is sheer?
A: Sheer is a thinner, dressier material. Customer usually like these because they can use them as dress socks for work or church.
Q: Do I get compression at the toe area?
A: No. Compression begins at the ankle and gradually lessens as it goes up the leg. This reduces pooling in the legs and helps the veins return blood to the heart.
Q: Will a thicker material give me more support than the sheer material?
A: No. The compression provided is measured by mmHg and is the same no matter the material. The choice of material is up to you, whichever is more comfortable.
Q: If I get pantyhose will I get more compression than with a knee-hi?