Cold Feet: How to Heat Your Feet

Dec 14th, 2010 by Amanda Strouse | Be The First To Comment

We’re all getting colder, no doubt about that.

It’s December. The weather is getting chillier, heaters are working harder and our clothes are getting heavier. If you’re covering up but still experiencing cold feet, this could be more than just a weather-inducing issue.

Constant cold feet are most likely due to poor circulation or nervous system disorders that restrict the small blood vessels in your feet.

Symptoms of cold feet include constant cold feet even when covering one’s feet, numb feet or tingly pins and needles feeling in one’s feet. The decrease in normal circulation to the feet creates the sensation of cold feet. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, then you should discuss them, as well as your cold feet, with your doctor.

Causes for cold feet include several disorders, including diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease and Raynaud’s Phenomenon.

  • Diabetes oftentimes is associated with a circulation problem, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), which could cause cold feet.
  • Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve disorder where the sufferer has tingling, numbness, weakness or burning in certain areas, which could cause a cold sensation in the feet.
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease of the blood vessels, which could cause a restriction in blood to the feet, making feet cold.
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon causes discolorations of the fingers and/or toes due to an abnormal spasm of the blood vessels, reducing the blood supply to those areas. This discoloring can happen after exposure to extreme changes in temperature or emotional occasions.

Talk with a trusted doctor to find the perfect cold feet products for you:

Dr. Rosenberg’s Cool Soles, Cold & Hot Therapy – Warm your feet with these unique insoles. While sitting or laying down, strap the warm side of these Cool Soles to your feet (do not walk on them) and feel the warm gel insoles go to work. Their hot therapy can alleviate pain and discomfort from joint pain, joint stiffness, sore muscles and cold feet. The other side of the insoles can provide cold therapy, so this product has a wide range of uses.

Therall Therapeutic Foot WarmersNon-toxic and latex-free, these foot warmers can be heated up to soothe your feet. Put them in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds and then enjoy. The cozy fleece liner will keep feet warm and can relieve pain from arthritis, tendonitis and foot aches. Wear while lounging at home, as these foot warmers are not designed to be worn outside.

Thorlos Hunting Socks (Over Calf) – So many orthopedic features went into these socks, making them excellent socks for cold feet. A special wool blend was produced to keep feet warm in sub-zero temperatures, but will keep feet fresh and dry. Extra cushioning in the heel and ball of the foot reduces chance of blisters and increases shock absorption. Moderate cushioning is found in the instep, ankle and shin to protect the bones and cushioning with spandex is constructed in the arch for extra support. Stay warm, cushioned and supported in these over-the-calf socks for cold feet.

Pedag Solar Plus Arch Support Insoles – These insoles are APMA-accepted and recommended to soothe cold feet. An aluminum foil layer reflects cold away from the foot and an insulated high-tech foam keeps warmth in the shoe. The surface of the insole is 100% wool, and the extra cushioning and arch support will ensure your feet are supported and comfortable.


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