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A Marietta Podiatrist Take on Frostbite of the Foot

Frostbite of toes

What is Frostbite of the Feet?

Frostbite is a condition in which a body part becomes too cold. There is water stored in all parts of our bodies, and there can be severe damage if that water freezes! Frostbite usually occurs first to the toes, fingertips, and parts of our bodies that are furthest away from the center. 

Frosbite can cause pain, erythema (redness), neuropathy (numbness), and possible blisters. If severe enough, it can cause a loss of toes or fingers. 

How Can I Prevent Frostbite?

Stay in warm areas as much as possible. When you have to go out into the cold, wear nice warm socks and shoes/boots. Make sure that you keep your skin dry as well.

If you notice signs of frostbite in your toes, warm them with warm water. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, especially if there is an opening in the skin or blistering is noted.

If you are concerned with frostbite of your toes, reach out to one of our foot doctors for evaluation and treatment!

Ryan Goldfine, DPM Dr. Ryan Goldfine is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. He is a Marietta Podiatrist.

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