My 5 favorite additives for flat knit compression

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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.

It is 19:48 p.m. Here is Augsburg, the first German lipedema fashion blog. Your moderator is Dr. Caroline Sprott, the bag you can trust. Good evening!

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.

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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.

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Hit # 4:
Anti-slip knobs

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-turn

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.

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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!


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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  • I tested the buttock shaping, which unfortunately gave me a lot less grip than before and the compression slipped.
    The same with the nubby tape on the stomach. It only helps if the compression is worked up to below the bust. When it ends at waist height, the nub tape lies on the underpants and pulls itself down with them. It wasn't so funny when I went shopping.
    For me, the y-Einkehre is the most important and best thing about the functions and an adhesive strip on the thigh. I'm going to test the microtubes this year. Last summer I had problems with normal for the first time in 5 years.

  • Closure only on the side, does not press so much on the stomach, buttocks forming, Y-recess, hallux recess (less pressure, more fabric) knee comfort zone, I have different variations at Medi Mediven and love my new Medi Cozy leggings very much

  • The micronub doesn't hold up for me at all, it was a total letdown. I prefer to use the normal knobbed tape. Otherwise, the Y stop is important to me, that's all I need for my leg care. On the arm there can be a stop for the elbow, and above all seamless gloves

  • Butt formation is great! Especially with my narrow waist and naturally wide hips, on which the lipedema bacon is added, it helps me to have enough space in the knitted fabric on the bottom without it no longer sitting well on the top of the pelvic bone. The functional zones in the knee also saved me a lot of pressure pain!
    For me, the tights often slip in the crotch when the narrow standard gusset is sewn in. A wider gusset is always on my additional list.
    When it comes to the sleeves, I love the combination of micro-studded tape and extra-sticky studs without a tape! Got the impression that it lasts that way, almost without the nasty skin irritations. When it comes to gloves, I really like the juzo adhesive solution because the index and middle fingers are also adhesive. This has often prevented glasses and cell phones from slipping out of my fingers.