The benefits of Paladin socks
Paladin socks have been designed with one thing in mind, Protection.
Not only are the Paladin socks comfortable and soft, they fit tightly and prevent infections.
New Zealand diabetes specialist podiatrists have worked closely with Paladin in the development of the Therapeutic Socks.
They understand the emphasis that needs to be placed on preventative strategies, such as offering optimal protection and prescribing high quality natural materials to improve the quality of life of their patients.
The good news is that a high percentage of all diabetes related amputations can be prevented once high-risk and at-risk people with diabetes receive appropriate preventative care.
Attention to foot care, including the wearing of appropriate, protective footwear, is recognised as one of the most important preventative factors.
The material components of the sock provide impact protection, injury avoidance, anti-frictional and anti-static properties, anti-bacterial and anti-mycotic properties.
Resistance is provided against compressive and shearing forces to the heel, ankle, metatarsal regions and dorsal toe regions. The lateral and medial aspects of the foot are also protected from compression and frictional forces.
This sock is seamless, avoiding pressure from harsh ridging, skin irritation and abrasion, particularly over vulnerable pressure regions such as the top and tips of the toes. A red target symbol identifies the superficial positioning of the dorsalis pedis artery. Increased elasticity contoured into the plantar metatarsal arch region provides additional stretch capabilities in the arch.
The plantar metatarsal region has loop-pile cushioning anatomically designed to accommodate the metatarso-phalageal joints, during the propulsive phase of gait. Loop-pile cushioning provides foot protection and comfort as well as leaving mesh spaces to reduce bulk inside footwear, enhancing air circulation and temperature regulation. The sock will stretch to accommodate wider ankles and calves, and will allow for a potential increase in mild ankle oedema.