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PROTECTION FROM INJURY
Every day your feet are at risk for injury and the right socks are the first layer of protection. At risk feet require the extra protection provided by a quality sock made for sensitive feet.

MOISTURE CONTROL
Socks for sensitive feet should be made with the best fiber technologies available for moisture control. These high-tech fibers actually wick the moisture away from the skin to the exterior of the sock, moving the moisture up and out of the foot area. Studies show moisture-wicking fibers dry up to four times faster than cotton. The result is a sock that effectively controls moisture, and helps reduce friction.

REDUCE PRESSURE FROM SOCK SEAMS
Bulky sock seams can increase pressure to the feet and cause friction and rubbing. The result of repeated rubbing of sock seams against the skin can vary from mild irritation and redness, to blisters and ulcerations.

REDUCE WRINKLING AND BUNCHING
One size does not fit all. Socks that do not properly fit the feet can wrinkle or bunch inside the shoe putting feet at risk for pressure blisters and ulcerations. People with at-risk feet should avoid bulky tube socks that may be too large or too thick. Socks should be form-fitting to the feet.

NON-BINDING
Sock tops that are too tight could potentially reduce blood flow through the legs and feet. For the over-all health of the legs and feet, it is important to avoid socks that bind. To ensure socks properly fit the legs, choose socks that do not have an elastic band in the top. Socks should stretch at the top to a comfortable fit and still stay up without slipping down.

This is only general information and not meant for the diagnosis, prevention, mitigation, or treatment of any medical condition. Unlike conventional socks, diabetic socks do not cause conditions that can be particularly problematic for diabetics. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions and recommended treatments.


 

 

 
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