Have you ever taken off your socks at the end of the day only to have a ring indented around your calf for the next few hours? This isn't good for your legs for so many reasons. Decreased circulation can lead to leg pain and decreased sensation in your feet. If you suffer from leg swelling, tight socks can make it worse as the blood vessels are constricted by the tight elastic making it harder for blood to flow.
Diabetic? Non binding socks are essential. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to both the circulatory and nervous systems leading to a higher risk of foot injuries and infection. The nerve damage, known as neuropathy, can decrease awareness that an injury from a cut or rubbing socks or shoes has occurred which makes infection more likely. Allowing for circulation helps to prevent these wounds from occurring and allows for better healing if they do occur. Keeping the feet dry is also imperative to keep the skin intact and the feet healthy.
Ease Living's Solution? Gentle Grips Non-Binding Socks for Men and Women. The non-elasticized honeycomb top keeps your socks up while not leaving behind any indents while the 80% cotton, 20% nylon keeps your feet comfortable and dry. And the best part? They don't only come in in boring beige and black - they come in colors and patterns! Available in sizes for men or women in 3 packs in an array of choices. See some of the options below.
You do have options when it comes to socks for healthy legs!