Clothes

  • Shirts that you can step into and pull up from your feet – V-neck shirts well for this
  • Button up shirts
  • Pajamas that button, zip or snap up the front
  • Camisoles – ones you can step into¬†and pull up from your feet
    • Camisoles with a built in shelf bra will provide more compression
    • Camisoles without a built in shelf bra are easier to wear over an ace bandage
  • Shoes that are easy to slide on – tying shoelaces may be difficult
  • Pull on pants – zipping and buttoning pants may be difficult
  • Socks that are easy to put on
  • Tights/stockings/leggings may be difficult to pull on
  • Puffy vest or coat provides cushioning when riding in the car or carrying a bag
  • Turtleneck cut down the middle in the front with velcro sewed on to fasten it – this creates a turtleneck that doesn’t need to go over your head
  • Coat with smooth sleeves on the inside – fleece can be difficult to put on unless the coat is a little large. ¬†Initially you will probably need someone to help you with your coat regardless of the type of coat you have.
  • Hat that is easy to pull on and won’t blow off – since you won’t be able to raise your arms