Your whole perception of comfort might be seriously impacted if you are dressed for outside winter conditions, but your feet are still chilly. Even while you’re indoors, wrapped up on the couch, watching television, you could get cold feet.
Why Are My Feet So Cold?
During the chilly winter months, your lower extremities may experience pain, which is frequently caused by a blood circulation problem. Poor circulation can happen when the cells in your body aren’t getting enough oxygen and blood. Your feet may feel cooler than the rest of your body due to blood flow restrictions caused by blocked or damaged blood vessels.
Poor circulation can be caused by a variety of illnesses, including diabetes, Raynaud’s disease, vascular or nerve injury, thyroid issues, and hypothermia. Other causes of those freezing feet in the winter include aging naturally, weakening skin, or not wearing the right clothing for the chilly Atlanta weather.
Ways To Keep Your Feet Warm
If you want to go on a trek or participate in outdoor activities in the winter, don’t allow a case of the chill stop you. There are several methods for treating cold feet, but if you also have additional symptoms including cramping calf discomfort, discolored skin, tingling and numbness, or increased sensitivity to touch, talk to your doctor or a medical professional at American Foot and Leg Specialists.
Keep your feet warm by wearing the proper clothing.
Put on a pair of light or medium-weight wool socks over a pair of thin socks to prevent perspiration on your feet. Rather than cotton socks, use wool ones. If your feet start to feel moist from perspiration, remove your socks and apply some foot powder to prevent perspiration.
Wear slippers over socks.
Put on a pair of wool socks and cozy slippers before unwinding at home to keep your feet toasty.
Warm water helps.
Warm water should be added to a basin or foot bath if your feet are very chilly. Your body temperature will rise as a result, and you’ll start to feel warmer right away.
Your feet may become chilly after standing or sitting for an extended amount of time. Getting up and moving about for a while can help circulate your blood and get it moving.
Rub your feet.
This is useful for keeping your feet warm at night when you are covered up. To increase blood flow, warm some lotion between your palms and apply it for about a minute on your feet. The friction and the warmth of your hands will be beneficial. After that, put on some thick socks.
Treat Any Underlying Conditions
Please schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at American Foot and Leg Specialists if you have chronically chilly feet or any other symptoms similar to those listed above. We provide care for a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses, including hammertoe treatments, diabetes-related problems, and sports injuries.
The South Atlanta Metro region, which includes the counties of Fulton, Cobb, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, and Clayton, is served by American Foot and Leg Specialists. We have offices in Fayetteville, Forest Park, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge among our four Georgia sites.
Professional medical advice should always be sought before using the information in this article. If you have any concerns or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact our team at American Foot and Leg Specialists.