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In a lipedema career that has now lasted more than 10 years, I have tried a number of additives and a few clear favorites have emerged in the meantime. This will be the additional compression parade with Dieter Thomas Sprott.
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This is how you choose the right additives for your flat knit compression
The first commandment is that Sanifee should be your first port of call on this question. However, it is not wrong to find out about the possible additions in advance and to get inspiration. At this point I can only show you my personal favorites that I have in my mediven 550 from medi let process. But there are a huge number of additives that could otherwise be suitable for you. Desteweschen - off to the medical supply store. But first read the article quickly to the end. I'll keep it short, I promise.
Hit # 1:
Wide adhesive edges with micro nubs
Many people know the problem that the compression should stick properly to the stomach. For me, this is best done with a wide adhesive tape to which micro nubs are attached. These are slightly more skin-friendly than the large pimples. Especially in summer it can happen that you sweat more under the silicone on the adhesive tape. The micro-nubs can prevent skin irritation.
I am generally very happy when my skin doesn’t hang in tatters in summer. So if you also have problems with pustules due to the silicone, the micro-nubs could also make your life easier.
Hit # 2:
Functional zones on the elbows and knees
Anyone who sits at a desk a lot and bends their arms and legs will know the annoying welts in the crook of the elbows and the hollows of the knees. This does not necessarily mean that the compression is too tight, it just needs a different type of knit to avoid pressing creases there.
The Functional zones are one of the most important additives for flat knit compression in my opinion.
Hit # 3:
Goodbye diaper bottom -
Bottom-forming body part olé
Even the most beautiful bottom is unfortunately often flattened by the compression tights. The look is reminiscent of a diaper bottom and I think most of us are actually house trained. So what do you need? An addition that brings the Poppes back to its old form. The buttocks body part!
This is one of the supplements for flat knit compression that has to be paid for, but it is especially beneficial for the body feeling. Here I introduced you to the buttocks formation in detail.
Hit # 4:
The silicone anti-slip nubs can be helpful not only on the adhesive edge, but also on the balls of the feet and palms. On the feet, they prevent uncoordinated slipping on smooth floors and in shoes, and on the hands they give you more grip.
Here is an example of what that can look like on the balls of the feet.
Hit # 5:
The Y-Einbehre is an absolute must. It is somewhat similar to the effect of the functional zones in that it ensures an anatomical fit at the ankle joint and thus more comfort. In other words, there is not so much knitted fabric at the front between the shin and the back of the foot.
Now it's your turn!
What are your most important additives for flat knit compression that shouldn't be missing in your Kompri? Which did you try and which did you decide against next time?
Write it in the comments below this article. I am looking forward to your experiences!