Having cold feet is an expression whose meaning has come to be associated with fear or a lack of confidence to face a certain situation, say performing in public, or asking the boss for a raise. And of course it’s natural that our feet actually lose heat in extremely cold or wet conditions.
But if your feet are chronically cold under a wide range of conditions and temperatures, they may be signalling the presence of a serious medical condition. That’s why a visit to the doctors of podiatry at Active Ankle and Foot Care Specialist is essential. Our foot and ankle specialists are trained to diagnose a multitude of disorders that may be triggering cold feet, and to recommend the latest treatment options for our patients. The quality of care we provide each patient is unsurpassed, from our accommodating staff, to our modern, comfortable facility.
The causes of cold feet are often connected with a range of medical conditions that restrict the circulation of blood in the feet or legs. A narrowing or blockage of the arteries known as peripheral vascular disease is one possible culprit. Heart disease, and a sensitivity to cold that affects the blood vessels known as Raynaud's phenomenon, are other conditions associated with cold feet. There are a host of medications that constrict the blood vessels, including those used for treating migraines and high blood pressure. Even common over-the-counter cold medications can contribute to the problem. Hormonal imbalances, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disorders are also considered potential causes.
With so many potential causes of chronic cold feet, it is critically important to consult experts like the doctors of podiatry at Active Ankle and Foot Care Specialist to accurately diagnose and recommend treatment for this condition. When you walk into our office, you will walk out with peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule an appointment.