Whether you have diabetes or are dealing with foot trauma unrelated to the condition, you may be interested to know that one of the easiest things you can do to promote healing is to wear socks. Not just any socks, but those that contain copper. What many may consider a bit of hocus pocus has actually been scientifically proven.
Copper infused within socks, typically by way of special threads, can keep your feet cool and dry, and help promote healing in a variety of ways. Here are just a few reasons you should consider spending money on copper socks.
1. Fungus, Bacteria and Viruses
Copper acts to kill all three of these things. Science has proven that copper can rupture the cell walls of fungi, bacteria and viruses. When the copper makes its way inside these cells, it attacks the cell’s DNA, destroying it completely. This means that you may not have to deal with things like athlete’s foot, staph infections and plantar warts.
Copper has been proven as an anti-inflammatory agent. Wearing socks infused with copper can help to reduce inflammation in your feet whether caused by standing too long or an injury.
If you have any type of trauma to your foot, such as an open wound, doctors will routinely suggest that you keep the area dry. Socks that are infused with copper will help to keep your feet dry and cool. This is important as moisture promotes the growth of bacteria which can ultimately lead to infection.
4. Blood Circulation
Any cut or trauma requires healthy blood circulation to heal properly. Copper has been shown to aid in the formation of new blood vessels and, thus, promotes healthy blood circulation. When copper is combined with compression, these socks can help with deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins and other issues caused by compromised blood flow.
5. No Chemicals
People with sensitive skin or some health conditions do poorly with chemical additives. Dyes and other additives to clothing can be bothersome. Copper is all natural which makes it safe for almost everyone. Because it is a naturally occurring substance, your feet are protected from infection if you have a cut or other open wound.
You may never have put much thought into what your socks are made of. If you haven’t, now is a great time to consider copper socks. The all-natural socks are more than just comfortable, they are exactly what you need for good foot health.
If you would like more ideas you can use to keep your feet healthy or are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles, call our office. Dr. Elizabeth Auger is accepting new patients in her Salt Lake City office and we are happy to make you an appointment. Call our office today and let Dr. Auger put you back on the road to optimum foot health as soon as possible.