Cold Feet? Find Out What is Going On!
In the grand scheme of things in this life, cold feet may not be on the top of the list of things to worry about, but for some they can be really uncomfortable! Do you have cold feet and are always searching for the warmest socks or blankets to warm up?
Sure, there are fuzzy socks, electric blankets and warming pads that you can stick to the bottom of your feet but they are all temporary solutions. There may be a reason why your tootsies are always chilly and there may be a solution. As winter temperatures get cooler, your house may be colder, and simply being outside for longer periods of time can make your feet cold. When your feet are cold on a regular basis no matter what environment you are in, it may be due to a problem with your circulation.
Proper blood flow is what keeps your extremities warm, so if your feet are cold, it could be indicative that there are blockages in or damage to some blood vessels in your body. Peripheral artery disease is one condition that is characterized by blockage in the arteries, and having cold feet is a common symptom. With a mild case, your feet may simply be sensitive to cold, but when it is more severe, you may feel as though your feet are sitting on a block of ice all the time. Raynaud’s phenomenon (which involves a narrowing of arteries) and diabetic neuropathy (which is nerve damage in the feet) can also both lead to cold feet problems.
Hopefully this information has encouraged you to contact us if you are dealing with cold feet on a regular basis. Call Drs. Joel W. Brook and David R. Northcutt today, so a serious problem can be caught early, or the right treatment can begin if there is an underlying problem going on. Call Dallas Podiatry Works in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323 and make an appointment today.
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