Foot pain and swelling can be caused by a simple sprain or a more long-term condition like Mortons Neuroma and heel spurs. An at-home way to relieve a bit of this pain is to ice your feet but anyone who has tried knows that getting ice to sit right on your arches is no easy feat. Cold therapy socks slip on your foot like a normal sock but are lined with pockets for ice packs; they provide chilled relief with comfort without hassle. FN collected a selection of our favorite cold therapy socks you can buy now from brands like NatraCure and HiFineCare.
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1. NatraCure Cold Therapy Socks
NatraCure Cold Therapy Socks come with a chilled gel pack beneath the length of the foot and another half-size pack that can fit on the top of the foot or behind the heel.
Pros: These cold socks help fight against inflammation and swelling from sprains or strains as well as other foot conditions. The fleecy mix of nylon and spandex is soft on the skin and stretches to fit comfortably.
Cons: These fit a women’s size 6 and up.
2. HiFineCare Cold Therapy Socks
HiFineCare Cold Therapy Socks include three pockets sewn in to hold gel packs in place; the packs can be frozen or heated for versatile foot relief.
Pros: The cold packs in these full-feet socks help with heel/plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and more without the harsh feel of placing ice packs directly on your bare feet.
Cons: The brand recommends only using these cold packs for 20 minutes at a time.
3. iGuerburn Cold Therapy Socks
iGuerburn Cold Therapy Socks include ice packs for around the foot as well as up around the ankle. They also come with two hook and loop fastener straps to keep them in place.
Pros: These socks not only provide ice compression to your feet but also aid in ankle relief for all your foot therapy needs.
Cons: The brand recommends not walking in these.