Help control your Raynaud’s this Winter – FNQ Podiatry tips

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a problem that results in decreased blood flow to the fingers. In some cases, it also causes less blood flow to the ears, toes, knees, or nose. This happens due to spasms of blood vessels in those areas. The spasms happen in response to cold, stress, or emotional upset.

Tips to help manage your Raynaud’s:

1.Keep Warm 

  • Control your body temperature whenever possible. Turn air conditioning down. Keep a lightweight jacket or blanket handy to cover up when you can’t avoid the cooler air.
  • When outdoors, keep your body from getting too cold by wearing a coat, hat and warm clothing.
  • Topical creams can also help protect against the loss of your body’s own natural warmth.

2. Avoiding Raynaud’s Syndrome Triggers

  • Since normal circulation is an issue, try to avoid wearing tight-fitting jewellery
  • Reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol and quit smoking

3. Living with Raynaud’s

  • Exercise increases blood flow and helps keep you warm. Making regular activity a part of your life is helpful.
  • Stress can also play a role in triggering symptoms. Learn ways to handle your stress– yoga, meditation, running, are all possibilities. Experiment to learn what works best for you.

If you are suffering from lower limb or foot pain give our friendly team a call today on 4045 5749 to book your initial FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics consultation.


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