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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen When are Cold Feet a Concern? | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

When are Cold Feet a Concern?
 

With the onset of below freezing temperatures we’re all getting cold feet (along with hands, ears and noses!). At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we know that cold feet can be the sign of a medical problem that requires more than just an extra pair of socks to fix. In many cases reduced blood flow, which can be associated with a number of different disorders, is the cause of cold feet. Below are some conditions of which cold feet may be a symptom:

Raynaud’s phenomenon: people with this condition experience spasms in their small blood vessels which cause toes (and fingers) to turn bluish-white when exposed to cold. Digits will then turn red before returning to normal when blood flow starts up again. Raynaud’s affects more women than men and can be made worse by stress, certain medications and smoking. Raynaud’s can also be part of some autoimmune diseases that the doctor will want to rule out if you have these symptoms.

Chilblains: also related to circulatory problems (in fact, some patients with Raynaud’s also are susceptible to chilblains), chilblains are actually an inflammation of the blood vessels. This occurs in response to cold but not freezing air. Chilblains can be painful and cause swelling, blisters and red itchy patches on the skin of your feet. Chilblains are not considered a serious medical threat but it is possible for an infection to develop as a result of the blisters.

Diseases: cold feet can be a sign of some diseases that affect your whole body. Peripheral vascular disease and diabetes, for example, both have impeded circulation associated with them. Other diseases that can potentially cause cold feet are lupus, fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism.

Since cold feet can be caused by a diverse range of disorders, it’s essential that you make an appointment at our Aberdeen office so that one of our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo or Dr. Rajan Patel can examine your feet and find the correct cause and treatment. In most cases limiting exposure to the cold will be required but systemic conditions will need additional consideration. Contact us by calling: 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing When are Cold Feet a Concern?, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen