How to Prevent Raynaud's in Toes
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Raynaud's disease is extremely common, yet many people don't take steps to prevent Raynaud's episodes and many more don't even know that they have it. If, when you experience a drop in temperature, your fingers, toes and other extremities go white, followed by tingling, stinging, pain or numbness, then there's a chance that you may have Raynaud's. Raynaud's is usually harmless, but it can cause severe discomfort that lasts anywhere between a few minutes and an hour.
The internet is full of advice for protecting your hands, however less so for your toes. Some people are affected particularly badly in their toes, and it can lead to difficulty walking in cold temperatures. This short article explains How to Prevent Raynaud's in Toes, explaining how with a few tips and tricks you can make winter more bearable.
Do I Have Raynaud's?
First things first, it's important to actually find out whether you do have Raynaud's. Raynaud's affects blood circulation, so when you're cold your blood vessels fail to retract, meaning that blood can't reach the ends of your fingers, toes, nose and other extremities. While we would recommend that you first visit a doctor to ensure no underlying health condition, if your fingers go white or blue, followed by pain, numbness, pins and needles or stiffness, there is a good chance that you have the condition.
A more accurate way of checking is by placing your fingers in a bucket of ice, then measuring how long it takes for your fingers to return to normal temperature using a thermometer. If it takes longer than 15 minutes, then it's probably Raynaud's. This article will now explain the top ways to prevent a Raynaud's attack in your fingers.
There is no known cure for Raynaud's, so the best way of living with it is to try and reduce the chances of a Raynaud's attack. The best way of doing this when out of the house is to dress appropriately. The top ways of doing this we would recommend include:
It may seem common sense, but protecting your feet from the cold can work wonders to Raynaud's sufferers. However, this isn't always the case, and for those who have tried extra clothing to no avail can always try wearing copper.
Warm Short Copper Compression Raynaud's Socks
The Warm Short Copper Compression Raynaud's Socks use copper, which has the purpose of trapping heat below the material and preventing it from escaping. These high-tech socks are proven to reduce the chances of a Raynaud's attack, using the same thermal technology as used by NASA and some of the world's leading armies. The ultimate high-tech foot warming solution, these socks provide not just warmth, but comfort too.
Raynaud's Disease 9% Silver Socks
Alternatively you could always try silver. Silver works similarly to copper, as shown by the Raynaud's Disease 9% Silver Socks that work by trapping warmth below the surface of the socks material. These socks can help to reduce the chances of nerve damage, ensuring severe Raynaud's pain is alleviated during use.
Use Body Warmers
Body warmers are a proven way to warm the body instantly. By offering instant warmth anywhere on the body, a disposable or reusable warming pad can quickly heat core areas of the body should you experience a drop in temperature.
Hotteeze for Feet Self-Adhesive Heat Pads
If you're a bit lost trying to find a warmer that will fit in between a pair of socks, then look no further than the Hotteeze for Feet Self-Adhesive Heat Pads. Designed to provide up to five hours of consistent 37°C heat, these heat pads can keep your feet toasty and warm by slipping between two pairs of socks. Once triggered they rapidly heat, promising to keep toes warm when you need it most.
Improve Your Lifestyle
Lifestyle is a proven factor in improving or decreasing the quality of your blood circulation, so it only makes sense that having a healthy lifestyle will reduce the symptoms of Raynaud's disease. We would recommend reducing the amount of meat that you eat, and having a healthy, balanced diet. Some other tips that we would recommend include:
Stay Warm Wherever You Are
If your house is cold, or if you're going to be heading outside in a few minutes, then it's of most importance that you keep your feet as warm and cosy as they can be. There are plenty of ways to this, ranging from wearing multiple layers to using hot water bottles and other warming equipment.
The Fleece-Cover Micro-Hottie can provide long-lasting comfort and pain relief, using its thermal pack to provide excellent heat that prevents pain. Non-flammable and using toxic-free material, this Micro Hottie can be placed on your feet to keep them toasty and warm. Once placed in the microwave, this Hottie will offer heat that lasts for up to four hours, perfect for a cold winter's night.
Beurer Foot Warmer with Shiatsu Massage
Finally, the Beurer Foot Warmer with Shiatsu Massage, which when plugged in offers a Japanese Shiatsu massage for your feet, using its extra soft and superfleece lining to ensure comfort. Breathable and heating, the Foot Warmer Massage promises instant relief from a Raynaud's attack.
Prevent Raynaud's in Your Toes
There are plenty of ways to reduce the effects of Raynaud's in your toes, primarily by dressing appropriately and avoiding cold weather conditions. If your symptoms are more severe, we would recommend wearing Silver Socks, Copper Socks, Insoles, Foot Warmers and Electronic Foot Warmers, all designed to help alleviate the pain.
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