Are Your Feet Cold and Clammy?
Are your feet cold and clammy? Do they seem to swell in the summer? You could be suffering from acrocyanosis. Much like Raynaud’s phenomenon, acrocyanosis affects the hands and feet. Acrocyanosis is a condition where the hands and feet are continuously cold, clammy, and sweaty. While it is often harmless, it can be painful, uncomfortable and overall embarrassing.
There are no standards for treatment, however there are certain things you can do that have been shown to help those with this condition. One would be to make sure you wear proper footwear and socks. Make sure to keep your feet warm in the winter and allow for them to breathe and be cool in the summer. The biggest problem for people with acrocyanosis and the one that usually causes the condition to become painful is weight gain. Weight gain doesn’t allow for proper blood flow to feet and for someone with this condition, it can cause a lot of pain. If you feel that you or someone you know is suffering from this condition, come in and have our doctors take a look. Orthotics or another course of treatment might be just the answer you are looking for.