To apply TED hose, lie down and prop the legs, apply some powder on the ankles and draw the stocking over the foot, explains Drugs.com. Patients use TED hose to prevent swelling and blood clotting in the legs.
Lie down for at least 15 minutes, while propping the legs on a pillow, before wearing the hose, states Drugs.com. Apply some powder on the ankles to allow the hose to move freely over the legs. Draw the stocking over the legs using short and quick pulls. Put on the stockings throughout the day as advised by your doctor. In some cases, a doctor may advise wearing them while sleeping.