Men's Arthritis Socks

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*See Below for more information.

Padding Clinically Shown to Reduce Foot Pain for People with Arthritis 

Thorlos Health Padds uniquely constructed padding has been clinically shown to provide pain relief and reduce pressures that plague feet affected by rheumatoid arthritis. If you are among the 50 million Americans with rheumatoid arthritis, you will appreciate the guaranteed benefits of clinically-tested Thorlos padded socks, with padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis—in all its forms—is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes, and one in three people with arthritis experiences work limitations. Countless more are in constant pain.

The structural changes to the foot that accompany the progression of arthritis — e.g., joint damage, foot deformity, hammer toes, bunions — make feet vulnerable to pain and further damage even with mild impact. Health Padds unique padding acts as a protective shield against jarring impacts, which can be painful, from walking on hard surfaces as well as up and down stairs. While the pain-reduction research results were based on rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, we have a large amount of anecdotal evidence that the padding reduces foot aches and pain generally.

Health Padds Will Help You Stay Active

Arthritis often causes foot pain and other problems that severely restrict mobility. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) help you stay active and function to the best of your ability. With Thorlos, your walking/mobility program—a key to maintaining function and reducing arthritis foot pain and other symptoms—will be easier on your joints, and potentially more enjoyable.  

Satisfied Wearers Say It Best

Here are what some of our customers with arthritis are saying about Thorlos Health Padds:

“I have terrible feet, with many problems such as arthritis, bunions, hammer toes, martin toes and neuropathy. I am prone to blisters, calluses and pressure points on my feet. Since wearing these  socks ,my problems have been alleviated considerably and generally just feel better. These  socks allow me to do more physical activity because my feet don’t poop out on me.” John S.

 “I bought these to wear with my CROW boot AFO which I wear for my for Charcot ankle/foot. They are perfect, fit to knee and great padding on the Achilles tendon. Help my poor old worn out arthritic foot also by providing padding and wicking away of moisture.” Terri M.

 “I purchased these for my daughter, an assistant store manager for large grocery chain, when she was diagnosed with reactive rheumatoid arthritis in her feet and hands. They helped immensely during her long recovery time, which confirmed my love of these  socks. She is sold on these  socks forever now.” Regina C.

“These socks are a major comfort for my feet which suffer from arthritis among other problems. The soft, springy construction provides buffering as well as support. They are comfortable in summer and winter and are so durable that the initial cost is easily justified.” Helen M.

Still Have Questions?

We invite you to call 704-902-1406 to discuss how Thorlos can make a difference in your life with Jeff Lawson, who has been managing his own rheumatoid arthritis for the past 30+ years.

Recommended Products

Every person’s arthritis manifests differently,  so it’s not possible to recommend an “arthritis sock” per se. What you can do is identify where your pain tends to be, and how your daily and recreational activities impact that pain. Then you can choose the right clinically-tested Thorlos for you.

If you need:

Ball – Heel Protection:  Clinically-tested Thorlos Health Padds will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot.

Ball – Heel – Instep Protection:  Thorlos clinically-tested padded walking socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot, and provides extra padding protection for the top arch area of the foot.

Ball – Heel – Top-of-Toe Protection: Thorlos clinically-tested padded tennis socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot and the top of toes…provides extra toe protection for those with moderate/severe hammer toes.

Ball – Heel – Achilles Protection:  Thorlos clinically-tested padded basketball socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot…provides extra padding from the heel up through the lower Achilles tendon.

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.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

If you have arthritis, your feet are at risk and you need the best foot protection possible. We recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS).

Proper Fitting Is Critical

You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”

30-Day Guarantee: Thorlos Brand Promise

Our promise to you: Your feet will feel better in Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks or your money back®!.

* THORLO donated padded socks for this seminal study, which was published in the International Journal of Clinical Foot Science Vol. 1, in 1992.

Reviews for Thorlos ARTHRITIS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Husband loves them for his diabetic feet.

    07/22/17 | By

    He stands on his feet all night at work and he loves your socks for his diabetic feet!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPOW

    My new favorite socks!

    07/21/17 | By

    They're really comfortable, look good, and stay white after washing. Made in the USA, too.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HPOM

    How are PADDs supposed to help people with peripheral neuropathy?

    07/19/17 | By

    Two things are required for socks to help with my peripheral neuropathy: compression at some level and a cushioned sole. These sox have a thicker-than-usual pad under my feet. but not as thick as I had hoped. There is no noticeable compression from the heel up (over the calf in this case) to the top of the socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Great for Diabetic feet

    07/16/17 | By

    These socks stay up without constricting. They provide lots of cushioning. Great for wearing to work with my dress slacks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMM

    Extra padding, so comfortable

    07/16/17 | By

    #1 best sock for me ,

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMM

    Thorlos are awesome for everyday use

    07/16/17 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPOM


    07/10/17 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMM

    Great for wearing around the house

    07/09/17 | By

    I like to wear these at home, instead of shoes. They are soft and warm and look good. I like the earlier version better, but these are quite nice. I would recommend them.

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Very poor socks for me

    07/07/17 | By

    Tight, cut off circulation in my feet and are too high on the leg and I really won't wear the other three pair of them ever. I won't be wearing any thorlo brand socks again. I can't get any that don't hurt my feet and legs anymore. This last batch with the 1/2 inch band at the top of the sock, men's, is really bad design along with the length of the sock. Too constricting and gets more so all the time. Not good for arthritis and peripheral neuropathy. Don't know what I will do now for socks. I was depending on Thorlos but the company doesn't pay any attention to what I need. Good luck to other users. Not socks for me. PADDS have always been my staple socks, but not these, not ever. M

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Absolute best dress sock for heel pain

    07/06/17 | By

    Great socks so that i can wear dress shoes and still have protection for my sore heels. discovered Thorlos years ago, however didnt know they had dress, black, blue etc. if your feet hurt get a few pairs of these.