Numbness Like When It’s Cold?
Hello. Okay, I feel numb like when I’m cold, but only in one big toe. A few days ago I rarely exercise long enough to exercise, until now it still feels achy and sore muscles, is it really related?
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Basically when the air is cold, the blood vessels under the skin constrict or narrow to reduce the heat that comes out of the body. Vascular constriction will cause a decrease in blood flow in the area of the tips of the toes and this can cause symptoms such as palpable feet cold, feet appear paler, or sensory disturbances such as tingling or numbness for a moment.
If your toes feel numb constantly, it is necessary to do further tests to find the cause. The following are some of the possibilities:
use of uncomfortable footwear
injury to the foot
peripheral neuropathy (for example due to diabetes, peripheral arterial disease)
If it only happens for a moment when the air is cold, you can try to warm your feet by soaking in warm water or using thicker socks. If numbness occurs continuously, accompanied by pain, discoloration in the surrounding skin, swelling in the legs, you should immediately consult a doctor and not be delayed.
Prolonged exercise is unlikely to cause numbness in your fingertips, but if you wear uncomfortable footwear during exercise (for example, your shoes are too small and your toes are stressed while you exercise), then these conditions can cause numbness in your big toe.
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