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With every supply of new compression tights or arm socks you will receive a small manual on how to deal with your new everyday companion. But have you already read it carefully? We have taken it in hand for you and have compiled the most important facts for you with a few tips of our own.
Powder for damp skin
This is particularly common in summer or after showering: the skin is damp and the compression tights just don't want to move. To avoid cramping hands from exertion, you can try using a little baby powder. This will leave the skin dry enough to let the fabric slide.
It is best to wash your compression by hand between two uses with a gentle detergent (e.g. from Medi, Juzo or Bauerfeind). After wearing it for the second time, you can wash it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle at 40 °. Be sure to pay attention to the colors of the rest of the laundry in your drum, the compressions can discolour.
Should it ever be the case that you find a hole or a loose seam in your supply, please do not repair it yourself, but contact your medical supply store. Medi z. B. offers repairs free of charge within reasonable limits.
If you take a look inside its compression, you will find the small textile sew-in label with your name on it. Please do not remove it under any circumstances, otherwise your claim to warranty, repair or exchange will expire.
The fold in the back of the knee
Everyone concerned knows the uncomfortable fold in the hollow of the knee, because unfortunately it is also the first place that slips during the day. In many cases, however, you don't have to pull the supply up, but rather pull it down. Many patients make the mistake and pull in the wrong direction. If, on the other hand, it is still the case that the tights develop massive creases, please contact your medical supply store.
The body part
Only when the bottom seam is also in the bottom fold do the tights sit exactly right. If it doesn't work out right, try the following trick: Put both hands into the body part on the buttocks side, grab the fabric on the lower part of the buttocks and then pull it up. This gives you more control over the part that is normally difficult to access and brings everything to the right place.
What to do in the heat
On hot days, get a spray bottle with cold water or that Cooling spray from Medi a little refreshment. If you want to prevent the heat in the morning, you can use the Medi Day care gel rub in. The menthol immediately refreshes the skin and gives you a good start to the hot day.
Protect your fingers
To make it easier to put on the compression tights, you can put on rubber-coated gloves from the hardware store. The rubber gives you more grip when you pull it up, which saves you strength and is easy on your fingers.
Tips and tricks for using compression tights
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