Cold toes could be a serious condition.
There are several things that can cause cold toes.
Poor circulation, a condition known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), is one of the most serious.
If the circulation to the toes isn’t good for an extended period of time, amputation could be the unfortunate result.
Another condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon can cause cold toes. This typically happens to the tips of the fingers and toes.
Besides the cold feeling, the toes can turn purple or white.
PAD typically occurs as we get older, but Raynaud’s can occur as early as the teen years.
There are other conditions that can lead to cold toes, but PAD and Raynaud’s Phenomenon are by far the two most common.
The best thing you can do, besides having your cold toes evaluated if you haven’t yet, is to keep your toes warm consistently.
Exposure to cold for even a very short time can lead to unfortunate consequences.
If you are concerned about your toes being cold, having them evaluated by us would be the appropriate first step.
Often a simple noninvasive test, covered by your insurance, can indicate how your blood is flowing.
A major artery that is clogged can lead to a serious situation.
We pride ourselves on helping our patients to avoid amputations.
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