Lipoedema diagnosis and foot care: 7 tips for your summer

Summer is here and with it a plethora of outdoor activities: festivals, birthdays, weddings, company parties, visits to the pool, ice cream and vacations. You are always on the go and our feet and legs are allowed to do a lot. If you have a lipedema diagnosis, lymphedema diagnosis or a thrombosis diagnosis, then the The most important step is of course to wear your compression supplies every day. This will prevent pain and swelling. And honestly – it's hot even without compression. As a real:r self-management professional, you cream your arms and legs in the morning and evening - but not only they want some love from you.

I know that the combination of lipoedema diagnosis and foot care can be particularly challenging. But from my own experience I know how the right foot care routine is important, especially now in summer. During a three-week trip to Italy in early summer, I wore my compressions in an exemplary manner, but completely neglected my feet. I won't go into detail about the result, but let's put it this way: I learned my lesson. Foot care is extremely important, especially when you are very active.

Because I want you to go through the summer with healthy and happy feet, I have summarized the most important things you need to know about your lipedema diagnosis and foot care.
Happy feet - happy flat knitting hero:in!

The care products from Apeiron are suitable as an all-round feel-good package when it comes to the right foot and leg care for a lipoedema diagnosis

Always wash lipoedema feet properly

Okay, I know the thought of washing your feet isn't exactly exciting, but hygiene is key! Wash your feet with warm water and mild soap every night. As always, if you don't make it, it's not the end of the world. "Nobody is perfect" and tomorrow is another day.

Lipoedema diagnosis and foot care? The Foot & Callus Exfoliating Soap is a game changer here

However, to take your foot care routine to the next level, you can use the special "Foot & Callus Peeling Soap" by Apeiron use. I have it on the shelf next to the shower on a small loofah sponge. So I always have it to hand and it can dry again after use. I use Apeiron's "Foot & Callus Peeling Soap" about every two weeks - sometimes more often depending on the condition of my feet.
That's how it works: Wet feet and rub soap in one piece over calloused or swollen areas. Then massage the delicate foam into your feet with your hands. Finally, rinse and dry your feet well.

The soap is composed of finely ground, mineral pumice powder and high-quality coconut and olive oils. Putting it in contact with your wet feet creates a soft and creamy lather. This foam cares for dry, rough or calloused areas and makes them wonderfully soft and supple. Sage and chamomile blossoms strengthen and soothe tired and stressed feet. Essential oils such as rosemary and orange ensure relaxation and refreshment - for a soothing feeling and naturally beautiful feet!

moisture, baby!

After washing and drying your feet, it's time to give them the moisture they need. Here it comes "Foot & Callus Active Balm" by Apeiron in the game.

Foot & Callus Active Balm is the ideal treatment for dry, cracked and stressed skin on the feet and is therefore perfect for foot care in the case of a lipoedema diagnosis

With active ingredients from willow bark, wintergreen and sage It gently reduces unsightly calluses and, if used regularly, prevents them from forming again. Baobab and jojoba care for, regenerate and protect dry, cracked and sensitive areas of the skin and give new elasticity and suppleness. Peppermint, tea tree and orange oil invigorate, revitalize and have a stimulating effect on tired and exhausted feet. Apply the balm sparingly to your feet and massage in gently. Your feet will feel refreshed and cared for. Make sure you don't use too much balm and that the areas between the toes are dry at the end. This is how you prevent unpleasant fungal infections.

Stay cool

High temperatures can increase swelling in the feet, and of course we want to avoid that. Exactly why swelling occurs and why people diagnosed with lipoedema feel the heat more intensely, you can read it again here. In general, it is advisable to avoid prolonged sitting or standing in the heat. Find cool places or even go barefoot if it's safe. And if you need a little refreshment, this will help you Bye Bye Lava Feet Spray Bottle from the Power Sprotte online shop. And if you have the feeling that you should actually jump into a lake and don't have one at hand, he will help you foldable bucket that becomes a mini pool in no time becomes. Your feet will thank you!

Light footwear for lipoedema feet

Summer means sandal time! i wanna be honest with you When I first started my lipedema diagnosis, I was incredibly skeptical about the combination of sandals and compression.

Christin sits on a stone and enjoys the sun despite the lipoedema diagnosis. She wears trekking sandals, beige compression tights, black skirt and top with lemons.

The cliché of the German vacationer with tennis socks had stuck too firmly in my head. But then came the point where it was just too hot and I practically jumped into cold sandal water. Since then there has been no turning back for me. If I'm going to spend the summer in tights because of my lipoedema diagnosis - then I want my toes to be caressed by a fresh breeze.

If you're still as skeptical as I was at the beginning, try it out slowly. As you can see in my Pompeii photo, the skin-colored stockings are hardly recognizable at first glance. Maybe this is a good test run for you?

But believe me: even the colorful fittings look great in sandals!

Basically, choose comfortable shoes that give your feet enough space and are well ventilated. You can safely put tight shoes and high heels in the closet, because they can increase the pressure on your feet. Besides, life is too short for uncomfortable shoes anyway. Breathable materials are a must! And even if it takes a little effort on hot days and takes longer, please wear your compression supplies. At the end of the day you're glad you did, and it's hot without it.

Foot UV protection

Remember that your feet need sun protection too. Your flat knit garment does have a certain amount of UV protection, but of course this does not apply if you take off the compression while bathing. Of course, UV protection is particularly important if you wear leggings and sandals or open-toed shoes instead of closed compression garments. So don't hesitate, grab your sunscreen with sufficient UV protection and apply it to your feet.

I like to move it, move it

As is generally the case with a lipedema diagnosis / lymphedema diagnosis or thrombosis diagnosis: Exercise is a powerful lever to increase your well-being. Do regular, gentle exercises on your feet to strengthen muscles and reduce swelling. The rest periods are just as important: Sit down in between and put your legs up to relieve the pressure on your feet. This is good for that Wedge cushion "Beinwölkchen" from the Power Sprotte online shop particularly good. This is not only practical, but also looks super nice and can be beautifully integrated into your living environment after your rest period. And hey, since you're going to put your feet up, why not a good book or the new one too LymphoLife read?

You can use the “Beinwölkchen” wedge pillow in various ways.
After your rest phase, it can be easily integrated into your living environment.

loving observation

Pay attention to your feet and watch for changes. Please do not ignore any redness, swelling, wounds or signs of infection. If you are unsure, always seek the advice of a doctor or podiatrist. You can only get professional support here.

We hope that these tips will help you to master the topic of lipoedema diagnosis and foot care in summer. Remember that every body is unique and it is important to seek individual advice and treatment from a professional. Enjoy the summer, be good to your feet and rock your life with lipedema, lymphedema and thrombosis! You are a flat knit hero:ine!

This blog post gives you some tips on the subject of lipoedema diagnosis and foot care, but does not claim to be complete or medically correct.

Author: Christine Bauer

Hello everyone, my name is a Christian and a lipoedema fighter from beautiful Augsburg. I received my lipoedema diagnosis back in 2014, but I didn't really accept it until the summer of 2022. Since then, I've delved deeper into the world of flat-knit compression and lipoedema every day. I produce text and image content for Power Sprotte and invite you to share my insights. I also love putting together fair fashion outfits that show off my compression.

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