If you’re one of 20+ million people in the United States that suffer from painful neuropathy you’ve surely found yourself investing in a variety of remedies. The most common product you can purchase and use every day are likely socks. With literally hundreds of brands and a wide variety of styles, it can be difficult to find the best socks to help alleviate your specific neuropathy pain. Neuropathy sufferers can be overwhelmed by the seemingly simple process of choosing what socks to purchase. Each type does have its benefits, but for every “good” sock there is also a list of potentially negative drawbacks. Today we’re going to detail your neuropathy sock options and help you find the best solution for your needs.
The most common type of sock to help with neuropathy pain, compression socks are “snug” footwear crafted from elastic and stretchable material, which does precisely what the name implies. They normally run from the foot up the leg to the knee, sometimes even higher. The tightness of the sock is intended to compress the legs resulting in a shrinking effect on distended veins, ensuring that blood flow increases to the pain impacted area.
Compression Socks Can Cause Irritation
When compression socks are used incorrectly or worn too frequently it’s common for the skin to break or become irritated. Even worse, compression socks may cause skin openings in the legs or feet leading to a wide array of infections.
Copper Compression Socks
Looking and feeling a lot like traditional compression socks, copper compression socks have been recommended by health providers to provide what appears on the surface to be an improved garment for neuropathy patients. The fabric of these socks is infused with copper ions, which are believed to help reduce the amount of germs and bacteria that can live on and within the fabric thus decreasing the risk of a painful infection.
All That Copper In Your Compression Socks May Not Be Such A Good Thing!
Many health and medical professionals aren’t sold on the benefits of copper compression socks—and for good reason. Copper is known to have several negative effects on the body such as nausea, vomiting, and even diarrhea. This style of compression sock is not recommended for those living with diabetes as the above-mentioned side effects can be even worse. As we know, diabetic patients living with neuropathy are prone to more frequent pain, therefore copper compression socks should be avoided at all costs.
If you’ve been researching socks for your neuropathy pain you may have stumbled across the term “nano-socks”. Perhaps you thought this was a new brand of sock manufactured by a company to finally suit all of your neuropathy needs, or maybe you wrote it off as some marketing keyword spin for an existing product. Actually, "nano" is the term used to describe the fabric the product is made of. Nanofibers are textiles engineered and created with smaller particles than traditional materials. Just some of the benefits of using this fabric include their water-resistant nature, they have been touted as reducing foot odor and, like copper compression socks, they are extremely resistant to bacteria.
The Hidden Downside To Nano-Socks
It appears that the benefits of nano-socks do come with a potentially very pricey downside, and that’s not referring to the money you need to shell out for them. According to researchers Paul Westerhoff and Troy Benn there are serious environmental issues to consider when washing nano-socks. Particles infused in the fabric, namely “nanosilver”, can reach wastewater treatment centers, which then can find their way into natural waterways. In an earlier blog entitled “Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy”, we detailed how heavy metals and toxins can lead to neuropathy, making nano-socks a product we wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending.
Are There Any Socks That Can Help Your Neuropathy Pain Without A Downside? Yes!
It may sound impossible to those suffering from chronic pain seeking the best sock for their neuropathy foot pain, but there is hope! The ReBuilder® can stop your pain in the first treatment in the comfort of your own home.
How Do ReBuilder® Conductive Socks Work?
By elevating the feet and utilizing ReBuilder® electrolyte spray, gravity helps relieve swelling and enhances blood flow, and it also eliminates the need to fill and empty the foot bath currently used in the ReBuilder® treatment. Many current users of these conductive socks even like to sleep in these incredibly comfortable socks!
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Unlike a typical TENS unit which blocks nerve paths so the pain signal can't reach the brain, the ReBuilder® was designed to open nerve paths. This helps to rehabilitate the nerves, bringing them back to their normal function. Helping to improve blood circulation to the foot, the ReBuilder® also encourages the brain to release endorphins which can relieve anxiety and pain and even help users get a better night’s sleep.
You Can Find Relief For Your Foot Pain In Just 30 Minutes By Using The ReBuilder®
If you would like to find an easier, simpler, inexpensive method to eliminate your foot pain please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. We also encourage you to call us directly at 877.717.5487 with any questions you may have regarding the ReBuilder® and how it can be utilized to cure neuropathy and also end your foot pain quickly. If you’re ready to order your own ReBuilder® we have multiple choices and accessories to review at our online store. We also offer a 90-day money-back guarantee on the ReBuilder® so you have nothing to lose except your foot pain!