Cold weather? In Florida? Sometimes. You might be wondering where the cold weather can be found around this Brandon podiatrist office. First, you must be aware of the dangers of colder climates for diabetic feet. Dr. Rajnish Manohar has some good advice if you plan on travelling and have had issues such as charcot foot or ulcerations of any kind.
Dehydration, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), poor dietary status, or a low body mass index (BMI) can affect the body’s capability to control temperature.
Alcohol usage is among the most typical contributing elements to frostbite and other cold-related injuries. Since alcohol dilates capillary, it increases heat loss throughout the body. The impaired judgment that goes together with alcohol usage can also add to cold overexposure.
Insufficient Protective Equipment
Despite the fact that wearing great winter season clothing in extreme weather condition sounds apparent, insufficient equipment or protective clothes is still a leading contributing element to frostbite incidents.
Clothes That Are Too Tight or Loose
Shoes or socks that are too tight cause pressure areas which will cause decreased blood circulation. Gear that is too loose will allow for wind direct exposure and heat loss.
Nicotine’s impacts on capillaries restrict blood flow to the feet.
Excess Sweat or Wetness
Moisture substantially increases heat loss.
Poor Flow or Nerve Damage
Any number of health conditions can cause inadequate blood flow to the legs and feet. Diabetes and heart disease are typically related to poor leg blood circulation. Raynaud’s phenomenon, a propensity towards capillary constraint in the fingers and toes, can be connected with previous cold exposure or particular medical conditions, such as autoimmune illness. Peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage that triggers reduced sensation in the feet, is also a threat factor.
In conclusion, you may not be as susceptible to cold weather while living in Florida. However, a short trip to colder climates could aggravate a preexisting condition in your feet if you’re diabetic. For concerns like these, contact Brandon Podiatrist Rajnish Manohar today by calling (813) 502-5904. You can also use this convenient form to get in touch and schedule an appointment.
Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.