Bolero or arm sock - which fitting suits me?

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Do you need a flat knit armrest for lipoedema or lymphedema? Then you may be faced with the question of whether a bolero or arm sock is suitable for you. Here are a few helpful tips that can help you make your decision.

In general, trying is better than studying. I can impart as much knowledge to you as I can, in the end your flat knit compression has to suit you and your personal everyday life. So let yourself be inspired by this article and go well informed into the next conversation with your Sanifee. She can best advise you on your suitable options.

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Bolero or arm sock - the differences

The big difference between the two types of restoration lies in the connection between the shoulder blades. Der Vorteil What is important about the bolero is that it is not two individual arm socks that can slip down, but the arm warmers always stay in place. You can also use it to pack the little clouds on your upper arms well. Otherwise it can happen that they bulge over the sleeve end. A disadvantage is in my opinion that in summer you can of course see the additional cord under a top or a cut-out dress.

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The mediven 550 arm as a bolero has a connecting piece between the shoulder blades for an optimal hold.

The connecting piece on the bolero from medi is comparatively narrow. If you also wear a leg harness, sometimes every cm of fabric is already too much - that's what happens to me sometimes. Have the arm socks the advantage, that the connecting piece is omitted and thus the neck remains free. They are also taken off faster than the bolero. It cannot be easily removed without dropping the covers.

It has to be right

Caution: The bolero should be measured absolutely perfectly by your Sanifee, otherwise you run the risk of rubbing your armpit. The sensitive point is not forgiving of any measurement errors.

In the case of an arm sock, however, it is important to ensure that it ends as high as possible in order to guarantee a comfortable fit on the upper arm. If you need additional hold, I recommend a wide adhesive border with micro nubs. Are you prone to allergic reactions to the silicone? Then, however, the bolero could be the right solution for you. This works completely without adhesive tapes.

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The mediven 550 arm in denim blue with nature design element

Hurray - patterns, crystals and functional zones are there for everyone!

The nice thing about both flat knit supplies is that you don't have to do without the functional zone on the elbow, the pattern option or the sparkling crystals. This way you can do your work at your desk much more comfortably and don't have to choose a fashionable accent from the range of colors and patterns from average without.

Click here you can play with the different variants and choose your next combination. Let your taste run wild!

Choose for you personally

Mainly, I will personally stick to the arm stockings, because that is simply THE choice for me. But me and that Ruhrpottfraulein Carina can be seen that the decision is super individual, since they use the bolero z. B. greatly appreciates. Click here do you come to a great article of hers on the topic!

You can also get in contact with your medical supply store and discuss with your Sanifee which solution is the best for you. Often you only get smarter from one care to the next. So dare to try a few experiments and let yourself be guided by the experience of your medical supply company. If they don't completely advise against it in your case, it is definitely worth a try.

What is your choice for the next recipe and do you still have questions about the topic? Then write it to me in the comments. I will be happy to answer them for you!


If you liked the article, Caroline would be very happy if you could buy her a virtual cup of coffee!


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Author: Caroline Sprott

I'm Caroline, born in 1989 and live in Augsburg. Why did I start the lipedema fashion blog? At the beginning of my diagnosis I was completely helpless before an uncertain future. Now, a few years later, through active participation in self-help groups and a lot of research, I have accumulated a wealth of experience that I would like to make available to other affected persons in one place - without the detour via private groups on Facebook. The fashion component is of course due to my hobby. At the time, I promised myself that I would never be restricted by compression stockings. This attitude gives other patients courage and so Michaela advised me to start a blog.

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