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Winter foot care


Posted 21 Nov '20

Winter foot care


Raynaud’s and chilblains and are both common winter foot problems. Rather than digging out your thickest, fluffiest socks to hide your feet away- do something to look after them. Your feet are often overlooked and deserve some attention.

Raynaud’s

Most people think of this as a condition that only affects your hands but if your fingers are turning white and losing sensation then that might also be happening to your toes. Raynaud’s is caused by your small blood vessels being over sensitive which then narrow, restricting the blood flow.

There are things you can try to avoid a Raynaud’s attack

  • Ensure your foot ware doesn’t rub.
  • Chose a padded insole.
  • Moisturise your feet.
  • Book an appointment with us as we can advise on individual symptoms.

SRUK has more information and advice that you will find useful if you struggle with Raynaud's.

Chilblains

It’s the tiny blood vessels causing problems again, the cold weather reduces their size and the blood can’t flow as easily. If you then warm up too quickly pain, redness and swelling will occur. Chilblains can last for a few weeks which is frustrating and sore.

Prevention is better than cure

  • Stay active throughout winter to improve your circulation
  • Keep warm, wear gloves and warm socks. 

 

Other winter foot care tips

Take a nail polish break. Use a nail treatment such as Sundays Base Coat. It moisturises your nails, it is hydrating and breathable. It is free of the 10 toxins, cruelty-free and vegan. 



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