Raynaud’s Disease and Cold Weather

Men's feet in winter bootsKeeping your hands and feet warm in the cold fall and winter months is very important. Raynaud’s Disease is a condition of decreased blood flow, affecting your hands and feet.

You will notice that your fingers and toes may turn white, blue or purple when they are exposed to cold temperatures. You may experience a numb, stinging or painful sensation as you begin to warm up.

“Cold temperatures are most likely to trigger an attack. Exposure to cold, such as putting your hands in cold water, taking something from a freezer or encountering cold air, is the most likely trigger. For some people, emotional stress can cause an episode of Raynaud’s.”

If you think you have this condition call our office at 707-578-1222, as this is a condition that a podiatrist can help you with.

For further reading: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/basics/definition/con-20022916