While at Rite Aid today, I picked up yet another pair of diabetic relief socks. I’ve got three pairs now: in beige, white, and black. I cannot stress enough how comfy these are! They’re nice and warm, too, with a nonrestrictive band at the top and a cushioned sole for added comfort.
These socks are designed for diabetics, but they are awesome for lymphies to wear, too. This particular brand is Pure Care, but honestly I don’t really look at the brand when picking these up; I test the top band to make sure it’s soft and loose, and that’s pretty much it. That’s the best feature of these socks: they don’t feel tight at all, and they don’t leave those nasty band marks like other socks tend to do. They’re also specially designed to draw moisture away from the skin, so that your feet stay drier – another plus for lymphies.
Next time you’re out and about, I suggest you look for a pair of these. They’re inexpensive and extremely worth it, and can be easily worn on top of your compression garments, too. What more could you want! : )
Have you ever worn diabetic socks before? What’s your experience with them? What other sort of socks or shoes have you found to be most comfortable for your lymphedema?
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll be sure to check them out. I’d like to experiment with something a little less compressing :). Since I’ve switched to a vegan diet, I’ve found that my swelling isn’t nearly as bad – both feet :(.
I totally agree – super comfy and my feet and legs are much happier with Diabetic socks over compression stockings. I also have a pair of compression socks, but I don’t think they’re as effective as compression stockings.
Go you for putting that out there. It’s a little bit of a misnomer (diabetic), because yes, it can help us lymphies, too! I’ve never seen anyone mention this before and it’s a good thing that you did.
By “over,” I mean with compression stockings on first.
Who knew that these would be perfect for lymphedema?! You’re right, Rosie – they’re great to wear over your compression garments, but they’re also soo comfortable for wearing them without. No more annoying marks from too-tight socks, or cutting off your circulation! Calooh, callay!
Liz, you definitely should. Consider this as positive peer pressure! They have become my preferred socks because they are so much kinder to my swollen limb.
Yeah this is true, These socks are really helpful…It helps to improve the blood circulation, it contains a synthetic yarn called “Celliant” which improves feelings of overall wellness and helps to regulate body temperature. It also helps to increase the oxygen level in your body.
Tho not supportive for long walks;
I’ve had extremely good luck mail ordering converse mens allstar lowtops.
I have lymphedema both legs: r more seriously. Extremely wide feet but the mens regular converse allstar low top fits perfect cause of laces. Long enough laces to tie even after adjusting laces for lymphie foot. Come in zillion cool colors. Quite cute: as stuff we find we are able to wear is! I buy mine from converse website by mail. Mens sizes run if you wear 11 womans shoe get guys 9. I no longer comfortable any womans shoe in shoestore. Used to wear womans 11.
Now totally comfortable in mens size 10 converse allstar lowtop. For my probable size 12 womens feet.
Buy the mens converse allstar lowtops: not womans. I have them in black, white, grey, brown, olive, kelly green, lilac, blue, and passion purple.
You can see I like them.