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Up until about a year ago putting on my socks each morning was a big deal. Laying flat on the bed and bringing up my knees was very painful, my arms were several inches too short! I finally searched Ebay and found what has been the complete answer. This device, available from many different sellers at many different prices solved the problem and I heartily recommend it. I don't use the long handle, finding it easier without.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sock-Sli...item23afd160b0

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Years and years ago, I got a sock butler. Slip the sock on it, stick your foot in the sock, pull. Works fantastic. Was a tad pricey, around $40 US, but more than worth it.
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I saw this on TV and thought it was interesting. As the years go by, putting on socks gets trickier. Thanks for your review. Good stocking stuffer from Santa, so to speak.
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Don't wear socks.
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After both knee replacements and a bone at the base of my thumb removed I've come to see many innovated "helpers". While PT helps get back some of the motion range not all will return and that's where these come in very handy. The thumb works great while the knees, well let's just say original equipment is preferable. About 50% who have total knee replacements (TKR) will be able to comfortably kneel the rest of us won't and even the use of thick knee pads will help but it has residual pain. The great news is that you no longer take prescription drugs that while they do help with the knees can have accumulated residual effects. Now when the knees are sore from too much/wrong type of activity I simply apply one of the best inventions ever made, an ice pack. No drugs needed although many will grab a handful of Motrin/Alleve which long term use does have not so good effects.

Long story I know but here's where Harry's post becomes evident. The range of bend the new knees allow is less than what we have been use to so sitting down and crossing you legs to install some socks might be done but at a cost of some pain and stiffness. Of course for me that's as soon as I get up in the morning and the muscles are already tight as they haven't been stretched. With stretching it's a bit better but trust me, this sock contraption is something I should have had on my Christmas wish list. It is now because I hadn't seen this device although one that uses a long handle I had and was determined before that wasn't for me. For my heavy wool socks I'll just have to depend on my wonderful wife's assistance.

Usually these devices don't come cheaply but if they make your life a bit easier and allow you more time in the shop, why not.
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The one that I have, and have been using since my knee replacements looks much like the one in the attached link.

Simple to use - Put the sock on it and throw it to the floor while holding onto the rope handles. start your foot into the end of the sock and then pull on the ropes. As it goes around your heel, bend your ankle, and the sock is on, but you still need to bend over and pull on the top of the sock to get it all the way on.

The one that I have was given to me by the rehab people. I couldn't do without it.

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The one that I have, and have been using since my knee replacements looks much like the one in the attached link.

Simple to use - Put the sock on it and throw it to the floor while holding onto the rope handles. start your foot into the end of the sock and then pull on the ropes. As it goes around your heel, bend your ankle, and the sock is on, but you still need to bend over and pull on the top of the sock to get it all the way on.

The one that I have was given to me by the rehab people. I couldn't do without it.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/FabLife-d...-grip/50212517

That is the version my wife used for a great many years. Simple to use and lasted a long time.
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Just another thing for my wife to do. Hope I never get that gimpy that I can't put on socks, though.
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Usually these devices don't come cheaply but if they make your life a bit easier and allow you more time in the shop, why not.
Check SOCK BUTLER on Amazon. Considerable less than when I got mine. I usually used it sitting. Put it in my lap, pull the sock over it, set it on the floor, tip it maybe, put your foot in the sock, pull on the two handles. Usually didn't even need to pull the sock up further with your hands. I was drinking Jogging In A Jug, and that loosened up my back enough I don't need the sock butler anymore. But there is no way I am tossing it, or giving it away, may need it again one day. From the look of those other gadgets it is superior, to my mind anyway.

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I used this after knee surgery too. lifesaver. has some kind of clip on it that I cut off. if I could reach down and unhook that clip off my sock I wouldn't even need to use the thing. besides it looks like something off a girdle
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