What Are Buyers Saying?
The first sock aid we examined is manufactured by royal medical solutions. It is a USA-made option designed to help you or a loved one to pull on stockings or socks. It has rope cords that measure 36 inches and after they have been knotted to hold the foam handle securely they measure about 33 inches.
The foam padding at the end of the tube is designed to ensure the sock does not slip off during the process. One buyer we interviewed who suffers extreme pain whenever he has to bend over told us that this medical assistance device has allowed him to retain a great deal of his dignity and independent living.
The way they work, you just need to slide your sock onto it, then slide your foot into it, use the integrated handles to pull and your sock will magically be on your foot.
- One buyer with a large foot, bigger than a size 13, says that it has been effective for him, enabling him to pull socks all the way up his ankle and leg.
- Another reviewer who lives alone with a variety of medical impairments, including arthritis, that has robbed her of mobility and flexibility tells us this was a necessary purchase that has helped her immensely.
- On the downside, one reviewer who is handicapped by cervical and spinal disorders says that she lacks the upper body strength to pull the handles to fit the sock to her feet.
The second sock aid we examined is provided by CM. It's marketed as a convenient dressing aid to help men and women put stockings and socks on, all in a painless manner that decreases the chances of taking a dangerous fall.
The loop strap is designed to be length-adjustable and employed by one hand at a time. Some buyers wondered whether they would work with compression socks and stockings, with the general consensus being that for heavier compression socks it's too thick- but with lighter ones that can work.
- Some buyers who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis in their hands say that they've been able to use this device despite their impairments.
- Another buyer described this sock installer as a minor marvel- an indispensable medical aid if you have had surgery that limits your mobility, particularly if you are now unable to bend over.
- Other buyers say that since the interior is cotton-lined, the foot slides into the sock pretty easily. Another reviewer says that this dressing aid functions as a sock chute and provides a non-slippery way to painlessly attire yourself.
- Another reviewer who had been frustrated by cheap options that were difficult to use or that eventually broke praised this as an indispensable dressing aid for elderly and disabled people.
- Another physically challenged buyer says that it has effectively helped them to dress in the morning whether it be pantyhose or stockings that otherwise would've been an impossible task to do alone, or would've required assistance of a caregiver or family member.
The third medical sock aid we examined his manufactured by EVA Medical. One buyer did have a criticism, saying that if your foot is larger than the size 12, it may not be wide enough for you. And another frustrated user says that if you lack upper body strength and also need to pull on long compression socks that it is quite a challenge and may not work for you either.
The fourth sock aid kit we examined is manufactured by the Wright Stuff. This particular dressing aid in a little bit different- it's like a floor mounted chute but let's see you slide your foot in and out of the sock tube.
This helps to remove the sock as well as put it on. Another reviewer says that after a hip replacement, during a somewhat lengthy recuperation, this dressing aid became an indispensable part of her recovery arsenal. Some buyers who had larger feet said it was a little bit difficult to use and another reviewer criticized its expense.
The last option we examine was the Sock Horse Aid- it is a USA-made option that is marketed as the fastest and most effective sock tool available. Buyers say that it is a two in one device- functioning as a sock aid and shoehorn- in the opinion of this buyer who had undergone a total knee replacement, a solid buy.