If you have ever noticed your fingers or toes get very white, then blue, then red, you may have a condition called Raynaud’s. Raynaud’s affects the blood vessels of both the fingers and toes. Very cold temperatures will cause the small blood vessels to constrict, turning your toes white. As the toes become depleted of oxygen they will begin to turn blue. Once the phenomenon has run its course and your toes are warmed, they will become red as the blood rushes back into them.Raynaud's

Causes of Raynaud’s Disease:

  • Primary (Disease)- no medical cause
  • Secondary (Phenomenon)- associated with another disease

Triggers of Raynaud’s:

  • Cold temperatures
  • Trauma
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Other

If you have Raynaud’s, it is important for you to dress warmly, avoid smoking and caffeine, exercise to increase blood flow, avoid stress, and avoid workplace triggers such as vibrating machinery. Raynaud’s disease can also be treated with blood pressure medications, including calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, and vasodilators. In addition to seeing a podiatrist for evaluation of your feet, it will be necessary to follow-up with a rheumatologist for further testing and treatment.

Raynaud’s is often confused with a condition known as, chilblains (aka pernio). This is caused by inflammation of the small blood vessels in your fingers and toes when exposed to cold temperatures. It is frequently seasonal and will clear up within a couple of weeks of warmer temperatures. You will also not experience the same color changes to your toes as with Raynaud’s. With chilblains, the primary treatment is to avoid the cooler temperatures.

If you have ever noticed your toes turn different colors, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists today at (845) 298-9074 for an appointment to evaluate your feet. We are serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
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