BENEFITS OF USING THE EZY-AS™ COMPRESSION STOCKING APPLICATOR
MAKING COMPRESSION THERAPY EASY FOR THOSE WITH VARICOSE VEINS, LYMPHOEDEMA, DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS & LEG ULCERS
If you suffer from Varicose Veins, Lymphoedema, Deep Vein Thrombosis or Leg Ulcers, your doctor or health care professional may have been recommended that you start using compression stockings or socks.
This is known as Compression Therapy and it’s a simple and effective way to enhance blood flow in the legs. It may also help you if you’re experiencing swelling during pregnancy or after surgery.
Compression stockings are specially made, firmly-fitting hosiery that supports the ankle and applies graduated compression up the leg.
HOW DO COMPRESSION STOCKINGS WORK?
Compression stockings work by supporting blood vessel walls to improve overall blood flow and reduce or eliminate swelling.
These garments are firm and can be difficult for the average person to pull over their legs or arms!
If you or your loved one experience pain or lack of mobility when putting on stockings, we recommend using a compression stocking donner like the EZY-As, to make your life easier and avoid discomfort.
VARICOSE VEINS TREATMENT
According to doctors, wearing compression stockings is one of the best edema products you can do to slow down the development of varicose veins that you already have or avoid altogether.
Compression garments will help with the management of pain, hyperpigmentation and oedema.
We recommend talking to your doctor first before you start using compression stockings for varicose veins.
For sufferers of varicose veins experiencing lower levels of mobility due to age, leg trauma, pregnancy, or weight, the Ezy-As donning aid will make applying the compression stocking that much easier.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Lymphoedema, treatments focus on reducing swelling and controlling pain. Unfortunately, there’s currently no cure.
Treatments encourage lymph fluid to flow back toward the lymph nodes and include light exercises and massage, pneumatic compression or bandaging the limb.
If you are looking for a lymphedema product, then a compression garment is a simple solution. It plays a role in the long-term management of lymphoedema, particularly after undertaking physical therapy.
We recommend asking your lymphedema therapist where you can buy compression garments in your community as some people will require custom-made compression garments.
If you have difficulties putting the compression garment on, we recommend using the Ezy-As compression device to make applying the compression stockings much easier.
If you or your loved one are prone to blood clots, have a high risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT or developing a DVT, a doctor or health care professional may suggest they wear medical compression stockings to control the risk of DVT or prevent it, especially when sitting for extended periods, such as long-haul flights or rest after hospital surgery.
Compression is a simple DVT product that plays a key role in helping circulation that helps to reduce leg pain and swelling.
Sufferers of DVT, with pain or limited mobility, can use the EZY-As compression sock aid to deal with the difficulty of donning their compression garments.
LEG ULCER TREATMENT
If you or your loved one has poor blood circulation in their legs, they may be at risk of developing a venous leg ulcer on their lower leg.
Medical compression therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to help with wound healing. Those with chronic leg ulcers can often struggle to bend over and pull the tight stockings over their legs, due to other conditions such as osteoarthritis, paralysis or a leg injury.
A foot funnel can assist in putting shoes on, as it has a rope attachment so you don’t need to bend over and handle the shoe.
Please Note: This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please talk to your doctor or health care professional about any information of interest.
I was introduced to the Ezy-As nearly 2 years ago now. A mutual friend invited me round to her place to watch a demonstration of its use, as she knew that I wear compression stockings for oedema. I was very impressed with what I saw. A few weeks later my friend presented me with one for my birthday, (July 2007) bless her, and I have used it ever since.
I did struggle with the loading at first, until I realized that I was trying to load the stocking inside out. I now find it a breeze, and even take it on holidays and overnight stays as I would be lost without it. It is a great size and fits neatly around my toiletries bag for packing, thus taking no space and protected from breakage as well.
This sturdy little device has made a great difference to the wearing of my stocking.
I can now put one on straight after a shower, even if my leg is still slightly damp. I have quite dry skin, so was loathe to use talcum powder.
It is so much easier to manoeuvre over my ankle and has saved my finger nails from breakages into the bargain.
I have been trialing the use of a half length stocking worn with the full length one, and it is no trouble to put both on, one on top of the other.
Thanks both Barrys for your terrific invention
Anti-embolic stockings are a well know strategy in the prevention of venous blood clots. The stockings provide measured compression around the legs and due to this are difficult to apply. Over the years some devices, including plastic shopping bags, have been used to assist with the application. Some worked better then others, but I have not seen any that work as well as the new EZY-AS.
It really is as easy as! Staff and patient's alike love this new invention! It is easy to use, easy to clean and very cost effective. At The Northern Hospital EZY-AS applicators are stored next to our anti embolic stocking supply. When required, staff collect both stockings and applicator. Either staff use the EZY-AS to apply the stockings, or they teach the patient on how they can do this themselves.
To check skin integrity and for hygiene purposes, stockings must be briefly removed at least twice a day. To ensure good compliance we now keep the EZY-AS at the patient's bed-side, either until the stockings are no longer required or the patient is discharged. Staff and patients love using the EZY-AS. It is such an easy solution for such a long-standing problem! You should try it!
Jeannette | Injury Prevention | The Northern Hospital
I was frustrated! As an Operating Theatre Registered Nurse, I am required to apply compression stockings on Pre-operative patients every day however the arthritis in my hands prevented me from performing this task well.
As an avid fan of ABC TV’s ‘New Inventors’ program, I contacted the inventors, when I saw the ‘EZYAS Applicators”! They kindly dispatched a set to me & I introduced ‘EZYAS’ to my work colleagues immediately.
What a wonderful invention! It’s safe, easy, quick and not painful, for either the nurse or the patient – could’t be better! As a result the Hospital has placed orders for sets of ‘EZYAS Applicators’ to be used in all Departments & Wards; from Pre-OP Admission Centre to Cardiac & Orthopaedic wards and many patients have ordered their own too! Thank you to the Hildebrandts for their most thoughtful & useful invention!
Heather | Registered Nurse, Gold Coast, Australia