Unfortunately, I notice more and more how many lipedema women are cared for incorrectly on their feet.
When we talk about therapeutic measures, we often only think of flat knit, manual lymphatic drainage in connection with Sport and Nutrition one. But there is more we can do to keep the pain and consequential damage under control.
A large number of lipedema women are also overweight, which is why the joints are severely affected even without lipedema. Unfortunately, the lipoedema fat promotes the misalignment of the legs again immensely and that is why many women already have to wear orthopedic insoles to reduce pain while walking.
But unfortunately it is not enough with just deposits. Even the best orthopedic insole only works if it is allowed to work on the right, solid surface.
My 5 tips for buying shoes with lipedema
- Fixed heel cap to support the heel for a secure stance
- Thicker shoe sole, so that the load on the foot sole is inhibited
- Footbed - with pad and side support
- Possibly lacing - because with a lymph component, the width of the foot changes during the day, so re-lacing is an advantage
- Don't buy too short to avoid pressure on the toes and ensure the perfect rolling movement
I know that some women find it difficult to dig deeper into their pockets for their shoes and like to fall back on shoes from the supermarket discounter or similar. My request to you:
Do something good for yourself and consider several factors when buying shoes, because our feet carry us for a lifetime and must be protected.
Not everyone has the necessary financial background to spend € 150–200 when buying shoes with lipedema. But it doesn't have to be.
My tip: even the big, well-known brands always have discount campaigns for models from the previous year or similar, which do not take advantage of the quality. These shoes can usually be worn for years and in my opinion a higher price is worthwhile. So let's go to the great retail stores in your city. Let us advise you, try it out and still try something new.