SILVER SOCKs made to individually fit YOUR actual SHOE SIZE
The Comfort Solution for the Diabetic Foot and Leg
Is there a diabeties sufferer who is not aware of annoying skin problems, notably on the legs and feet?
In some cases there are fissures, in some cases large cracks, and underlying other causes of a multitude of clinical issues which may well necessitate in severe cases amputation if the problem remains untreated.
Fissures are formed when the skin is dry (loss of hydration) or becomes thicker (horny skin), often diabetes is the underlying cause. Other factors can certainly also be the cause or enhance the problems, including skin cleaning agents (e.g. soap), excessive washing, heat, cold, low humidity, exposure to UV radiation, failure to drink enough fluids and skin diseases (neurodermatitis).
Neuropathy in diabetes leads to reduced secretion of sweat (dry skin) and often also reduces the sensation of pain which then leads to an increased injury risk. The risk of sustaining dangerous wounds is further enhanced by the fact that wound healing usually is clearly impaired because of disturbed blood circulation.
The never-ceasing preventative care for diabetic feet is of paramount importance.
A special role in the prevention is the socks and shoes. Shoes should always be comfortable to wear and have no hard tips or internal seams. In general, there should be nothing inside the shoe that might expose the skin to any pressure. The same applies to socks suitable for diabetics. A soft top and flat toe seam are a basic requirements.
12% Silver Short Socks and Long socks for Diabetics offer these features and are a healthcare product which provides special antibacterial protection due to the knitted inside which contains the Natural Silver. Bacteria which can cause instant inflammations of scratches and surface wounds is effectively killed by the the antibacterial performance of natural silver. Therefore Silver Socks provide excellent protection against foot complications and are a dynamic and invincible factor in foot care and prophylaxis for diabetics.
The advantages of the 12% Silver Socks can be summarised as follows
Natural removal of foot odours, help prevent athletes foot , Improvement of the foot tempature, Reduction of skin irritations, No build-up of static electricity, all of which leads to a more healthy skin and excellent comfort when wearing 12% Silver Socks.
These have extra special technical soft tops and a fitting effect of 3 – 4 mmHg created by the silver. There is no use of any elastane or rubber threads knitted into the sock to create a pressure effect on the skin, legs and feet. Anybody suffering with a diabetic medical condition is recommended not to use conventional compression socks on diabetic skin or swollen and bad varicose veins.
How does the 12% Silver Socks work:
The soft leg of the socks (no elastic) helps prevent circulation problems. No swollen legs or feet because the socks are fitting too tight.
The toe seam is transferred to the exterior, therefore no exposure of the delicate diabetic skin to any pressure.
The socks contain 12% Natural Silver Fibre which has natural antibacterial properties.
Wounds will be desinfected und the healing process is stimulated.
Bad odors (caused by bacteria) are removed.
Silver regulates temperature: cool feet in warm environment, comfortable warm feet in cold environments.
Together with the sweat reducing properties natural silver can help to stop Athletes foot and prevents new fungus infections.
Your feet are a high-risk area for someone suffering with diabetes and extra special care is a priority.
Examination of diabetic feet should be a daily routine, looking for any problems that if left unattended may cause more significant problems. Blisters, dry skin or minor cracks on the feet could if overlooked, ultimately may lead to skin damage and ulceration. With around one in ten diabetic patients suffering from foot ulcers its very important to take extra care.
General principles to follow are to washing the feet daily, taking care to dry very gently with a soft towel especially between the toes. Always check the temperature of the water before washing the feet and always avoid other items that may burn such as hot water bottles, electric blankets or sitting too close toa fire. As diabetes leave you with reduced sensation in the feet it is important to ensure that your shoes and silver socks are a comfortable and correct fit.
12% Silver socks are breathable and constructed with a high percentage of combed cotton for comfort. The sock toe seam is manufactured to be smooth and to avoid unnecessary friction or pressure that may occur with traditional socks. There is no elastane in the sock and is technically designed for a soft contact to the leg and foot to avoid any restriction to the circulation.
Silver Diabetic Socks that have both excellent thermodynamic and antimicrobial properties for keeping the feet cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter while inhibiting the growth of nasty bacteria.
Silver Sock Content
Combed Cotton 72%
Natural Silver 12%
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