Why Your Feet May be Colder in Winter!

Raynaud’s Syndrome

Winter is just around the corner and some of us feel the cold more than others. As Podiatrists we commonly see clients suffering from Raynaud’s syndrome.

Raynaud’s syndrome causes areas of the body to feel numb and cold in response to lower temperatures and in some cases caused by stress. In Raynaud’s syndrome, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. Initially, the extremities turn white and then often turn blue and feel cold and numb. As you warm and circulation improves, the affected areas may turn red, throb, tingle or swell. Women are more likely affected then men.

Symptoms:

  • Cold fingers or toes
  • Color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress
  • Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or stress relief

Treatment:

  • Consult your health professional as different treatments apply to certain severities.
  • Cream can be applied to affected areas to decrease discomfort.
  • Keeping your fingers and toes warm is the best preventative!

If you are having issues with extremely cold feet, contact us for an appointment with one of our friendly Podiatrists.

Call 03 93727452

Alicia Hart, Podiatrist

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