Having cold feet is an expression whose meaning has come to be associated with fear or a lack of confidence to face a certain situation, say performing in public, or asking the boss for a raise. And of course it’s natural that our feet actually lose heat in extremely cold or wet conditions.
But if your feet are chronically cold under a wide range of conditions and temperatures, they may be signalling the presence of a serious medical condition. That’s why a visit to the doctors of podiatry at Adamov Podiatry is essential. Our foot and ankle specialists are trained to diagnose a multitude of disorders that may be triggering cold feet, and to recommend the latest treatment options for our patients. The quality of care we provide each patient is unsurpassed, from our accommodating staff, to our modern, comfortable facility.
The causes of cold feet are often connected with a range of medical conditions that restrict the circulation of blood in the feet or legs. A narrowing or blockage of the arteries known as peripheral vascular disease is one possible culprit. Heart disease, and a sensitivity to cold that affects the blood vessels known as Raynaud's phenomenon, are other conditions associated with cold feet. There are a host of medications that constrict the blood vessels, including those used for treating migraines and high blood pressure. Even common over-the-counter cold medications can contribute to the problem. Hormonal imbalances, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disorders are also considered potential causes.
With so many potential causes of chronic cold feet, it is critically important to consult experts like the doctors of podiatry at Adamov Podiatry to accurately diagnose and recommend treatment for this condition. When you walk into our office, you will walk out with peace of mind. Don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
By Adamov Podiatry
December 29, 2021
Achilles was a mythological demigod whose demise came in the form of an arrow that struck him squarely in his heel. The wound to this vulnerable area that is named for Achilles is one that affects many mere mortals. It’s an injury that’s quite painful and the road to recovery can be a long one if not treated quickly and expertly.
The doctors of podiatry at Adamov Podiatry have the experience and latest treatment options to address injuries to the Achilles tendon — the body’s largest tendon, a band of tissue running down the back of the leg that connects the calf muscle and heel bone. We have the diagnostic tools to get to the bottom of whatever damage has occurred, and the highly trained specialists to map out a course for getting you back on your feet and enjoying the activities you love.
Because the Achilles tendon is involved in so many everyday activities — walking, climbing stairs, standing on your toes, and running — it gets more than its share of wear and tear. But a sudden, sharp increase in physical activity, tight calf muscles, and excessive pronation (flattened arches) can bring on problems like tendonitis. Poorly constructed footwear can aggravate the condition. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and tenderness, especially in the morning. Those symptoms may lessen as the day wears on, but then return in full force later upon increased use.
To determine the severity of the injury, our podiatrists will conduct a thorough examination and potentially request x-rays. We’ll then recommend treatment options such as orthotics, night splints, medication, and, if other approaches don’t yield results, surgery to repair the tendon.
You don’t have to stand the pain anymore. Our caring, attentive doctors of podiatry at Adamov Podiatry have successfully treated many patients with Achilles injuries, and we can do the same for you. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
By Adamov Podiatry
November 29, 2021
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