Our diabetic ankle socks are great for summer weather and for physical activities. Experience the comfort of non restrictive socks that help to promote circulation in your legs. Choose diabetic quarter socks from a variety of colors and sizes.
As our primary means of mobility, our feet sustain a lot of wear and tear every day. This is especially true for those with diabetes since this condition affects the lower extremities in many ways. Limited blood flow, nerve damage, and a decreased ability to fight off infections are among some of the top concerns for diabetics. Managing diabetes therefore relies heavily on finding methods to deal with symptoms and side effects. One solution for promoting healthier feet and legs is to wear diabetic quarter socks.
Diabetic quarter socks look just like standard socks but they provide a better protective barrier between your foot and the interior of you shoe. In addition, diabetic socks offers an extended range of benefits in comparison to traditional sock styles. Their function, design and material differentiates them from other hosiery.
Features of Socks for Diabetics
Diabetic quarter socks do not contain any elastic bands at the top and therefore does not constrict the legs or inhibit blood flow. This facilitates increased circulation of blood allowing the feet to receive more oxygen. The weave below the cuffs are loose but form fitting. It can stretch out wide and fits well with minimal binding.
Ankle socks for diabetics are designed to keep the feet drier to prevent bacteria infections. It does this by allowing the feet to breathe and also through the use of moisture wicking material. A breathable mesh allows more air to flow through to keep the feet feeling fresh and dry. Another way to control moisture is by using materials with moisture inhibiting properties so that the growth of both fungi and bacteria is minimized. A combination of cotton and nylon are used to absorb and wick away sweat.
Socks for diabetics add a lot of comfort to users. They have low toe seams that reduces irritation and friction against the skin. The form fitting feature of these socks provide a proper fit that does not cause wrinkles or bunching. Wrinkles and loose socks can often create needless pressure and abrasions on the feet. Another nice feature is the additional interior padding that provides increased protection for diabetics who have lost or are losing sensitivity in their lower limbs.
Our socks are available in a wide selection of colors and styles. The various colors can accommodate any color pairing. The style of socks really depends on the occasion. The lower cut socks are best for physical activities and summer weather. Meanwhile, the medium and knee length are more appropriate as dress socks.
A lot of people who live with diabetes consider their diabetic socks to be invaluable. Although diabetic socks are not going to stop all foot complications, but they will reduce the chances of them developing more serious problems. With the right socks, you can experience fewer foot problems and higher level of comfort in spite of this condition.
Common Foot Complications from Diabetes
Several simple signs can indicate circulatory issues. Weak pulses, feet that are perpetually cold, blue skin, thin skin, and thinning hair are signs that the feet may be getting insufficient blood flow.
Unusual sensations can be experienced in the legs and feet as the result of nerve damage including burning, pain, numbness, fatigue and tingling. When these occur, patients should detail these symptoms and their timing and should note whether or not the ankles, calves or feet are affect and which types of pain relief prove most effective. Nerve damage can have no symptoms at all, given that the affected area gradually becomes numb instead. This is extremely dangerous because it can make it difficult for people to determine whether or not their shoes fit properly, if they have rocks in their shoes or whether other problems exist that might cause damage to the feet.
Skin changes can also be an issue. Excess scaling, cracking or dryness of the skin can suggest circulation issues. Additional skin changes to look out for include new ulcers, healing ulcers, broken skin at, around or between the toes and calluses.
Deformities of the foot joints and in the appearance and structure of the feet may be indicative of diabetes complications. Foot and joint deformities can be the result of nerve damage. The toes might take on a claw-like appearance and the foot arch along with other bones can appear as though they've collapsed. This is known as Charcot arthropathy, which is a gradual destruction of the joints and bones.