Happy Winter Feet Part 2

Posted on: 2/13/2020

Winter Tips Continued..

 Keeping your feet warm during winter can often be difficult. Chilblains are common in cold wet weather and are caused when there is reduced blood flow to the toes. Your toes may also feel itchy and the skin may look waxy, white or even purple. If you suffer with chilblains it is especially important to avoid sudden temperature changes, like the cold of the shower basin or sitting your cold feet right in front of a heater.  If you are experiencing chilblains you should seek the medical attention from your doctor or a podiatrist

  The dry winter weather causes or skin to dry and crack. This cracking can cause fissure or deeps open breaks in the skin that are painful and leave risk for infections. To prevent this from happening, soak your feet in Epsom/Sea salts a few times a week and apply a daily moisturizer to the skin. Do not apply moisturizers or lotions between the toes.

 You do not need to put up with foot pain or foot problems.  If you have any concerns regarding your feet and their health, make an appointment with us today!


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