What are diabetic socks?

Diabetic socks are a special type of hosiery designed specifically to accommodate diabetic foot issues. They are breathable to allow air flow to the feet, while wicking moisture away to help prevent fungal infections. Sometimes they have extra cushioning built in, so that you’re less likely to develop an ulcer. Frequently they are seamless so they don’t risk rubbing the skin and causing blisters. If they are compression socks as well, they help combat edema and poor circulation issues. You can acquire these over the counter or through a prescription, depending on your needs.

If you’re interested in using diabetic socks, or you’re concerned that you may need a little extra help from your footwear, contact Dr. Victoria Melhuish at Sierra Foot & Ankle in Carson City. Our expert staff can help you with all your diabetic foot concerns, including finding the right socks. Don’t risk buying socks that will make your problems worse—call us at (775) 783-8037 or fill our online contact form to request more information.