Tights aid

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Hello I hope this might be the forum where someone might know the answer to my question. I am having trouble putting my tights on. Most of the aids I have seen seem to concentrate on those who cannot pull them up once both feet are in the tights. This is not my problem once my feet are in the tights I can pull them up no problem. The trouble I have is that I can get one foot in but have trouble getting the other one in because I can't get it over the foot with out causing pain in the lower back hips. A couple of times I have done it with difficulty and then found I could not stand up straight. I did this a couple of days ago and this morning the pain was a lot better but I tried to put them on and the pain is back. Any ideas please and where I could purchase what I need. I am 71 oa in neck spine and knees diagnosed possibly hips. Thanks.

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    Hi I have same problem I havent worn tights for years! I use stay up stockings, I know you can buy sock slider but not sure if there is such a thing as a tights slider but worth googling it

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      Thank you Cyndey for your reply. I don't think I could wear stay up tights because I am overweight and I have severe varicose veins. I had injections in my 20's then had them stripped in 1993 but they have all come back my leg and feets look awful in the summer I always wear trousers or long skirts or dresses. They won't do them now on the NHS unless they feel you need them because of circulation or ulcer problems. Around 2013 I saw a consultant about my right knee oa which was going to be washed out but the pain suddenly went away so they said leave be. I also saw the vascular doctor just in case the varicose veins were involved and was told no vascular problems. Will keep trying to find some aid to help. At the moment I can get one foot in easily but the other doot is the problems actually getting in foot in the tight so my husband is helping once on the feet I can pull them up. Oh well roll on summer and no tights.

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      I know what you mean its amazing the difficulty getting the other foot in, i use socks or pop socks during the day but if going out dressed i like my stay ups but I completely understand your predicament hope you find something take care

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    hi , i have not been able to ware tights in years following two back operations both hips replaced and both knee replaced

    but hold up stockings are good, but i have to get dressed sitting down, at all times, i have tried putting tights on a number of times. but its certainly not very easy. and my operations all started when i was only 35 and i am now just 70 myself.

    but im still in a lot of pain and on ZOMORPH as well as other tablets. but life is good, and i have a wonderful husband to help me .

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      Thank you Genese2749 for your reply. I do feel for you. You have obviously been through it over the years. I am glad you find life good and you have the support of a good husband. You will see in my reply to Cydney that I cannot wear stay ups so really need to find a solution. Husband is helping at the moment. I have an appointment to see gp on Thursday am asking to be referred again or at least fresh xrays. She does also think I might have fibromyalgia. All this with IBS and stomach problems does get you down. Have managed to go out to day only a short walk and around the supermarket I used my stick which I haven't needed for years. It did help and the pain eased a bit. Not sure if it is the hip or back. I know that in addition to knee arthritis I have degeneration of the spine and neck. I was told told about 6 years ago that I might have beginning of hip arthritis as well. Actually I get pain all over at times hence why my gp thinks it could be fibro as well. The pain I have at the moment is low back both sides just above the buttocks which at times seeks to go to the hip and down front and outside of thighs. It is confusing as I also get pain in lower leg and feet which could be the veins or from the spine. I hope you will find better pain relief maybe something new will come on the market. I cannot take anything other than parcetamol no nsaids or stronger because of stomach gastritis and asthma although I do sometimes resort to ibuprofen gel but not supposed to. At least I am in good company my husband has hip arthritis as well. Take care.

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      poor you sounds as if you have a lot of problems, i also have pain in the bottom of my back and at times ache all over! i am sick of it all but there is always someone worse off my heart goes out to you! at least you have a hubby i am on my own except for my little dog, he also suffers because i cant take him for his walks take care and best wishes x

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    i am sorry sorry to hear about your condition it is a lot worse than mine, i am now waiting for a second hip replacement again this year as my left hip has become problematic and resent x ray shown more ware and tare so i am now on the waiting list.

    i meant to say i have now been using a walking frame for about 10 years and find it invaluable i can not walk without it.

    every body i meet can not believe i am 70.

    i do keep myself as fit and healthy as possible but its not easy. I always eat from fresh, never ready meals or take outs so i like to think i am as healthy as i can be my surgeon recommends i use the gym and do as much as i can so i use the gym twice a week and i like to ride so i still ride once a fortnight and its a real joy, both in my mind and body.

    i wish you well with getting the right outcome for you.

    bless you

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