Find Your Daily Routine
Treating lymphoedema and lipoedema requires more than wearing your garments every day. Self-management is another essential tool to ensure the long-term success of your treatment. This means gaining a deep understanding of your disease and taking a lead role in managing it. Set up regular times for your skin routine, so it becomes a natural part of your daily body care. With lymphoedema, you can learn how to do lymphatic drainage on your own and become more independent from regular appointments. Schedule exercise on fixed days and, if possible, exercise together with family or friends. Meal prepping can help you to plan ahead for healthy meals. Such daily routines can improve your general health and quality of life.
Find the Perfect Garment for You
You probably know that wearing compression garments regularly is one of the cornerstones of managing lymphoedema and lipoedema. This is why it’s so important that you feel comfortable while wearing compression. This is why JOBST continuously develops innovative products and comfort features, in close collaboration with lymphoedema and lipoedema patients.
JOBST Confidence, for example, stands apart from traditional flat-knit garments with its unique Contour Fit technology. It conforms to your body shape even more accurately than ever before. This personally refined fit is designed to both provide comfort and allow you to move more freely in your daily life. Compression garments with the unique JOBST SoftFit technology have a fine silicone yarn knitted into the knee top band, to keep them in place without digging into your skin.
Learn more about how JOBST compression garments have been designed to support you in many ways here.
Feeling Good in Your Body and Mind
A healthy body allows a healthy soul and mind, and vice versa. Both lymphoedema and lipoedema are long-term conditions, and you don’t have to deal with your situation alone. Whether you choose a dialogue with a therapist, join a peer group, or learn about self-help tools and strategies, all this can support you feel better. Yoga and pilates can help you combine gentle exercise with relaxation and stretching. Do you have other ways to help yourself feel more comfortable? Then share your experience with the LymphConnect community!
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Crazy about Comfort?
Wearing compression can really make a difference when you are treated for lymphoedema or lipoedema. However, it can be challenging to find a comfortable garment that fits your individual body shape. Are you ready for something new and unique? Then you should definitely continue reading!
JOBST® Confidence: Compression tights with no groin seam
Soft, snug and comfortable – sounds like JOBST Confidence, doesn’t it? Caroline, a German patient, tested the flat-knit compression tights (which are coming soon to the UK).
For many, shoe shopping is one of life’s pleasures, but for those with swollen feet, the thought of shopping for footwear fills them with dread and may not be such an enjoyable experience.
Get Support From Others With Your Condition
It’s important to know you’re not alone. Join our private community and feel empowered by connecting with other lymphoedema or lipoedema patients.
Don’t sit around and go through this in silence. Share your story. Doing that was a real eye-opener for me
Claudia Lymphoedema patient