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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
06/22/17 | By Kellie B.
The other socks have crammed my toes bothering my neuropathy. These don't do that. I love them!
06/18/17 | By Donna W.
My husband is a business man and needed socks that are dark color. He loves these socks for the stylish look and not too high so they do not get too hot in the summer. The socks makes wearing dress shoes more appealing. Thank you
06/17/17 | By Wendy B.
I have a lot of problems with my feet. These socks are great. If I wear them, no hurting, a lot of cushion. Strongly recommend these socks if you have problem feet!
06/16/17 | By Tom L.
I love the soft comfortable feel. I don't have any foot problems, just enjoy the comfortable soft feel and relaxed fit! Great for working out and everyday use. I have other Thorlos for running, but could use the HPMM's!
06/15/17 | By Jane H.
My feet feel more comfortable in my shoes. I love the softness of these socks!
06/11/17 | By Gail B.
best socks ever
06/08/17 | By Susan T.
These socks are comfy as can be and my feet are well-protected from rubbing.
06/04/17 | By Helen K.
Don't know that they'll cure diabetes, but they're the best sock I have :-)
05/27/17 | By Anonymous
comfortable in the foot and pad but still tight in the calv
05/25/17 | By Grace B.
I bought these socks for my husband who needs a sock that has a good cushion and goes over the calf of the leg. He loves them.
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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