How Diabetic Socks Can Benefit Your Feet
Diabetic socks are made to benefit your feet in a variety of different ways. They are specially designed to keep your feet dry, decrease the risk of foot injury, and even prevent slow blood circulation. How do diabetic socks accomplish all of these, and what types of feet can diabetic socks help? If you’re suffering from feet injuries or any other types of feet problems, then you may want to look at diabetic socks.
The Design of Diabetic Socks
Diabetic socks aren’t your regular socks. They are carefully crafted out of special materials – such as acrylic or other synthetic fibers – that help prevent moisture from collecting. They’re also fitted for different types of feet and have been carefully padded for protection. Diabetic socks are typically thick, which helps to prevent or quickly heal blisters, ulcers, or cuts. Another benefit is that diabetic socks are usually non-binding and have no seams.
Diabetic Socks for People with Diabetes
Diabetic socks are most commonly used by people with diabetes. People with diabetes often have slow blood circulation and their feet are unable to receive the blood circulation they need. Diabetic socks do several things to help with the problem of slow blood circulation. First of all, they’re non-binding. Most socks have a binding around the top, which further slows blood circulation and is extremely bad for the feet. However, diabetic socks lack this circulation-restricting binding, and instead encourage blood flow. Secondly, diabetic socks are thick and very well padded. Due to such slow blood circulation, those with diabetes may find that their feet are unable to heal very quickly. Diabetic socks not only protect the feet from cuts and sores that would be extremely slow to heal, but speed up the healing process with their soft materials and soft padding.
Diabetic Socks for Those with Normal Feet
Diabetic socks can also be worn by those who have no current foot problems (or at least any that they’re aware of). Most socks only harm the feet. Diabetic socks are a good, healthy foot choice for everyone. Do your feet fall asleep often? Do your feet have trouble healing? Do your feet sweat a lot, giving you damp feet and an embarrassing foot odor? Believe it or not, diabetic socks help with all of these problems. They keep your feet healthier and you happier – not to mention more active. Your feet take a beating every day so treat them well with diabetic socks.
Added Benefits of Diabetic Socks
Those with special forms of diabetes can have problems sensing pressure or detecting pain. They will also find diabetic socks not only helpful but crucial if they want to maintain good foot health. Regular socks can cause your feet to develop painful ulcers from the excess pressure that you are unaware you’re exhibiting on your feet. Diabetic socks will provide extra protection and prevent you from seriously injuring your feet.
Diabetic socks are useful for all kinds of feet. Whether you regularly feel pain and discomfort in your feet or not, you’ll find that you’re much more energetic and your feet are much more comfortable when wearing diabetic socks. Provide yourself with that extra comfort and protection and keep your feet healthy.
Kaki Zell - Vice President of Sales, Marketing, eCommerce at Legs-4-Life LLC Kaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She’s been working in the medical device industry for over 11 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Science Center.
Written May 2013 | Page last updated November 2021
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