Diabetic Foot Care Advice

The aim of this blog is to help members of the public to understand their feet better. However the information on this blog should never be regarded as medical advice. Readers with foot problems are strongly encouraged to visit their GP if not the podiatrist for further medical assessment and treatment.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Are You Having Cold Feet?

Cold feet occurs when the very small arteries in the feet go into spasms and constrict the blood flow to the various tissues. It is commonly happening for women who suffer from the benign genetic condition known as Raynaud's disease.

Cold feet is also a symptom that occurs when other factors, such as external temperature, caffeine, and tobacco, irritate the arteries in the feet.

Mild cases of cold feet can be treated with wearing warm socks, toe warmers, and precaution. However please consult your physician if your toes turn black or dusky blue, having persistant pain for more than 2 hours, or if red toes does not turn back to your natural skin colour when pressure is applied to them.

So becareful if you think that your feet are feeling cold all the time. Check with your podiatrist as soon as possible.

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