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If you are among the more than 25 million adults in the United States with diabetes, you will appreciate the benefits of Thorlos Health Padds clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), highly effective diabetic socks with unique padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture. Blisters and any other lesion or break in the skin can set the stage for diabetic ulcerations and amputation. Thorlos padding protects the feet’s skin/soft-tissue so these are less likely to occur.
“Since I started wearing Thorlos socks I don't get blisters on my feet. As a diabetic, this is very important!” Sherry M.
According to the US National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine, if you have diabetes you are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage your nerves (diabetic neuropathy), which may make you less able to feel an injury or pressure on the skin of your foot. Thus, you might not notice a foot injury (unrecognized trauma to the feet) until severe damage or infection develops. This is why skin/soft-tissue management of the feet is critical if you have diabetes.
Diabetes also changes your body's ability to fight infections—a cut or sore may take a long time to heal, if it heals at all. Damage to blood vessels because of diabetes results in less blood and oxygen getting to your feet. Because of this, small sores or breaks in the skin may become deeper skin ulcers; if skin ulcers do not improve, get larger or go deeper into the skin, your toes, foot or leg may have to be amputated. That’s why it’s vitally important to properly manage the skin/soft tissue of the feet and see your health care provider regularly, have regular foot exams and check and care for your feet every day (see IPFH.org's article on "Daily Foot Care for People with Diabetes/), especially if you already have nerve or blood vessel damage or current foot problems. Clearly, preventive foot care is critical for a person with diabetes.
“These are the best. Having diabetic foot issues, I value the safety and performance of these socks.” Herbert A.
How Health Padds Help with Soft-Tissue Management of the Feet
Thorlos Health Padds have padding that is uniquely designed and engineered for people with diabetes and can help protect against the negative consequences of diabetes-related foot conditions. The padding of these diabetic socks, which our customers and health professionals tell us are highly effective in providing diabetic foot protection, has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, foot pressures and moisture.
Taken together, these benefits provide unique, clinically shown comprehensive protection for the skin/soft tissues of the feet, thereby addressing the major foot-health risks associated with diabetes.
“Being diabetic, I must pamper my feet and these socks are perfect with my new exercise shoes. They are so comfortable I wear them often.” Mary M.
Thorlos Health Padds CTPS Will Help You Stay Active
Staying active is a key to managing your diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, regular activity can: improve your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure, help you lose weight, lower your risk of other health problems such as heart attack or stroke, give you more energy, reduce stress and improve your flexibility.
“I walk daily for my diabetes and I swear by these socks. It is common for diabetics to have feet problems but with these socks to cushion my feet, I've had none. I highly recommend them!” Judi H.
Health Padds can help you get or stay active by making your feet as comfortable as possible, reducing any pain and thereby making it easier to be on your feet for longer periods. You will also have peace of mind that your feet will be protected during activity, reducing the chances of blisters, pressures and moisture…the causes of ulceration.
“A sales person recommended these socks for my boyfriend who has diabetes and needs good socks/shoes, especially to work out. These are the first we purchased and he has been able to be active w/out foot problems. I am online buying more.” Wendy V.
Thorlos offers two types of clinically-tested padded socks for the diabetic foot:
Thorlos Health Padds are for people with diabetes whose feet are not at immediate risk of ulceration or amputation. Note that if your doctor says your feet are at risk for ulceration or amputation, it is important to see your doctor regularly, get regular foot exams and check your feet at least daily.
Thorlos MEDDS® are available by prescription only for people with diagnosed diabetes whose feet are at risk of ulceration or amputation. Call us toll-free (888-846-7567) to discuss the process for obtaining this product.
Curious but not yet convinced whether Thorlos CTPS can help you address your foot pain? We invite you to try your first pair free…just paying shipping and handling.
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Proper Fitting Is Critical
You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos clinically-tested padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions on how to get a professional fit here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”
“I am a diabetic, so getting all three pieces to the foot care/protection puzzle right is a must...proper shoe fit, correct orthotics, and, most importantly, a great pair of cushioned Thorlo socks!” Tom O.
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Reviews for Thorlos HEALTH PADDS
04/24/17 | By Bryn T.
These are the most comfortable socks i have ever owned. For the first time in years my feet dont hurt! I can wear my shoes or boots all day and forget about my feet. The padding is just right and my feet are never too hot or cold. Do yourself a favor and get some today!
04/15/17 | By Wallace K.
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CIDP - WHICH AFFECTS NERVES IN THE BALLS OF MY FEET. THESE SOXS MADE MY WALKING BETTER. I CAN WALK A MILE NOW. I WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR SOX WITH MORE CUSHION
04/15/17 | By Linda C.
Like I do with my white ones-fine! I have been waiting for the black color to come back.
04/09/17 | By Ronald bruce S.
your basketball socks offer a lot more cushion than the hpxm
03/19/17 | By Roger V.
They are great and as good or better then advertised. I will be ordering more pairs.
03/19/17 | By Susan W.
They feel good but a little loose,
On a good day and with good shoes, I can almost forget about osteoarthritis. The socks' well-placed and generous padding, coupled with their secure and comfortable top (no tight elastic band ... thank you!) make them perfect for me, whether I'm walking miles in the park or padding around the house.
03/19/17 | By Phoebe p C.
They are great and I feel great....
03/19/17 | By Laura M.
Perfect for warmer weather. Still the same great comfort!
03/18/17 | By Mark C.
I am a Thorlos believer, and have used the running socks for many years. I started using other Thorlos lines a few years back for dress. Unfortunately, expansion of the product lines makes it a bit difficult to find a product that was previously ordered, so I went with something that seemed as if it would suffice. I prefer thickly padded socks, black, and crew height; the HPXM looked to be the right product. The feel is "flimsier", though, and not quite as comfortable as my older Thorlos socks. They are certainly decent, but I'll probably look elsewhere going forward.
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The content on this page has been reviewed by Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer, and Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist