Men's Arthritis Socks

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*See Below for more information.

Padding Clinically Shown to Reduce Foot Pain for People with Arthritis 

Thorlos Health Padds uniquely constructed padding has been clinically shown to provide pain relief and reduce pressures that plague feet affected by rheumatoid arthritis. If you are among the 50 million Americans with rheumatoid arthritis, you will appreciate the guaranteed benefits of clinically-tested Thorlos padded socks, with padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis—in all its forms—is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes, and one in three people with arthritis experiences work limitations. Countless more are in constant pain.

The structural changes to the foot that accompany the progression of arthritis — e.g., joint damage, foot deformity, hammer toes, bunions — make feet vulnerable to pain and further damage even with mild impact. Health Padds unique padding acts as a protective shield against jarring impacts, which can be painful, from walking on hard surfaces as well as up and down stairs. While the pain-reduction research results were based on rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, we have a large amount of anecdotal evidence that the padding reduces foot aches and pain generally.

Health Padds Will Help You Stay Active

Arthritis often causes foot pain and other problems that severely restrict mobility. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) help you stay active and function to the best of your ability. With Thorlos, your walking/mobility program—a key to maintaining function and reducing arthritis foot pain and other symptoms—will be easier on your joints, and potentially more enjoyable.  

Satisfied Wearers Say It Best

Here are what some of our customers with arthritis are saying about Thorlos Health Padds:

“I have terrible feet, with many problems such as arthritis, bunions, hammer toes, martin toes and neuropathy. I am prone to blisters, calluses and pressure points on my feet. Since wearing these  socks ,my problems have been alleviated considerably and generally just feel better. These  socks allow me to do more physical activity because my feet don’t poop out on me.” John S.

 “I bought these to wear with my CROW boot AFO which I wear for my for Charcot ankle/foot. They are perfect, fit to knee and great padding on the Achilles tendon. Help my poor old worn out arthritic foot also by providing padding and wicking away of moisture.” Terri M.

 “I purchased these for my daughter, an assistant store manager for large grocery chain, when she was diagnosed with reactive rheumatoid arthritis in her feet and hands. They helped immensely during her long recovery time, which confirmed my love of these  socks. She is sold on these  socks forever now.” Regina C.

“These socks are a major comfort for my feet which suffer from arthritis among other problems. The soft, springy construction provides buffering as well as support. They are comfortable in summer and winter and are so durable that the initial cost is easily justified.” Helen M.

Still Have Questions?

We invite you to call 704-902-1406 to discuss how Thorlos can make a difference in your life with Jeff Lawson, who has been managing his own rheumatoid arthritis for the past 30+ years.

Recommended Products

Every person’s arthritis manifests differently,  so it’s not possible to recommend an “arthritis sock” per se. What you can do is identify where your pain tends to be, and how your daily and recreational activities impact that pain. Then you can choose the right clinically-tested Thorlos for you.

If you need:

Ball – Heel Protection:  Clinically-tested Thorlos Health Padds will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot.

Ball – Heel – Instep Protection:  Thorlos clinically-tested padded walking socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot, and provides extra padding protection for the top arch area of the foot.

Ball – Heel – Top-of-Toe Protection: Thorlos clinically-tested padded tennis socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot and the top of toes…provides extra toe protection for those with moderate/severe hammer toes.

Ball – Heel – Achilles Protection:  Thorlos clinically-tested padded basketball socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot…provides extra padding from the heel up through the lower Achilles tendon.

Curious but not yet convinced whether Thorlos CTPS can help you address your foot pain? We invite you to try your first pair free…just paying shipping and handling.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

If you have arthritis, your feet are at risk and you need the best foot protection possible. We recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS).

Proper Fitting Is Critical

You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”

30-Day Guarantee: Thorlos Brand Promise

Our promise to you: Your feet will feel better in Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks or your money back®!.

* THORLO donated padded socks for this seminal study, which was published in the International Journal of Clinical Foot Science Vol. 1, in 1992.

Reviews for Thorlos ARTHRITIS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    I buy ONLY Thorlo Socks

    02/11/18 | By

    My diabetic feet feel as if they are wrapped in a cloud. No more swollen ankles. Also, Thorlo has best Customer Service ever. One rep gave me her home phone number. I purchased my first pair at Macdill AFB store in either 1980’s or 1990’s.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Better that the original

    02/03/18 | By

    I have idiopathic edema in both legs/ankles. While I liked the original Padds, they still leave a deep mark on my legs where the top of the socks are. These do not. The top has been re-designed with a wider strip of elastic at the top that is much more comfortable. I've already recommended them to friends. They are so much more comfortable than before.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Thanks, Thorlo for your great advice

    01/28/18 | By

    The PADDS socks are terrific and I really appreciated one of your helpful service "counselors" advise me that my swollen feet would probably do well with these men's socks. instead of women's socks. It never occurred to me to try them. She said they wouldn't leave a mark on my leg because the tops are wider and the foot wouldn't feel so tight either. All true I ordered several more and gave a pair to my mother, who has the same foot issue, and she loved them as well, so I'll be ordering more of the same soon. I've been wearing your walking sock for well over 15 years, but they began feeling too tight after a medical issue. The PADDS sock solved a problem and I'm back to comfort, thanks to a great company that cares.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW


    01/26/18 | By

    Very comfy, warm, and soft.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Quality & comfort

    01/18/18 | By

    These socks are extremely comfortable. Yes, they are a bit pricey but the quality is the best I've found.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    For comfort and warmth

    01/18/18 | By

    I bought these for my husband, he loves them. He has arthritis and these are so comfortable for him during the work day. He also likes that they are not too tight around the top but still stay up. We ordered some to begin with and they ordered more and I'm sure we will keep ordering them. He also has a real tendency towards cold feet and these socks fix that problem.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Very comfortable for walking

    01/17/18 | By

    Enjoy using these socks as well as the walking socks for extended walks.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HPOM

    Pretty Good Sock

    01/14/18 | By

    I have been buying only Thorlos socks for many years... mostly walking socks but with neuropathy in my feet I bought 4 pair of the HPOM to give them a try. They are like most Thorlos better than any socks I have been able to find. I have been happy with the fit and quality of these socks but like the walking socks I don't love the changes made to the tops of them because of that I can only give them a 4 that being said I still only buy Thorlos because being made in the U.S.A. by a very responsive ethical company means a lot to me.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Best socks

    01/14/18 | By

    They are very comfortable & these are the only socks that keep my feet warm in the winter.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMW

    Great Diabetic Socks

    01/14/18 | By

    They are so comfortable. I would like to see you carry them in a slightly heavier padding not just medium. I enjoy the new top you have on the sock it doesn’t cut into my ankles.