Do You Have Cold Feet?
We may throw that term around loosely when we feel someone has lost the nerve to fulfill their responsibility, hence the saying “they must have cold feet”. But both terms are not related in this case and these medical terms can be confusing when we hear them from a doctor or read them on line as we try to self-diagnose. Cold feet can be a result of many conditions and Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC specializes in nerve problems associated with your feet. If you suspect you may have any of these symptoms call us for a consultation.
- Neuroma is an enlarged benign growth of nerves that are caused by the foot’s tissue rubbing against the nerves. You may feel a sensation of numbness, tingling, burning or pain in the ball of your foot.
- Chilblains (cold feet) is affiliated with the skin and how it reacts poorly to the cold. Circulation can be an issue and you may develop redness, swelling and itchy skin in addition to your feet always being cold.
- Ischemic Foot causes a decrease in blood flow from the heart to the feet. You may experience muscle cramping, discoloration, cold feet and eventually ulcers.
- Acrocyanosis is painless but effects the blood supply from the arteries to the skin. It usually remains a harmless condition but can be a sign of having other conditions in the rest of your body. Your feet may be constantly cold, sweaty, swollen or discolored.
Nerve or vascular problems, such as the ones mentioned above, have two things in common, blood flow and circulation. The treatment for most of these are simple but if left unattended they could result in more problems, especially with diabetic patients. Keeping your feet warm can help along with wearing shoes that fit properly and exercise will certainly keep the blood flowing in your legs, feet and ankles.
If you feel you may have one or more of these symptoms don’t delay and wait for your discomfort or pain to increase. Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee has locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Forest Hills NY, Flushing NY, Woodhaven NY and Brooklyn NY. If cold feet becomes a chronic condition for you, do not hesitate to call us at 201-363-9662 and make an appointment with our team of professionals today!