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PODIATRIST STATES THAT FROSTBITE CAN BE A PARTICULAR HAZARD TO TOES

PODIATRIST, DR. CARL CORTESE, AN ILLINOIS FOOT DOCTOR STATES, "OLD MAN WINTER HAS BEEN A BIGGER PAIN IN THE TOES AND FINGERS THIS YEAR. EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILL HAVE PUT CENTRAL ILLINOISANS AT GREATER RISK OF A RARE BUT POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING CONDITION.  FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES IF THE WIND CHILL FACTOR IS 18 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

PODIATRIST CORTESE ALSO STATES, "AT THE FIRST SIGN OF COLDNESS, THE BLOOD GOES TO THE VITAL ORGANS.  THE BODY IS TRYING TO PRESERVE ITS MAJOR ORGANS SO IT TAKES BLOOD FROM THE EXTREMITIES.  THAT'S A DANGER TO THE TIPS OF THE FINGERS, TOES, EARLOBES, AND THE TIPS OF THE NOSE."

DIABETICS HAVE TO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WEAR THE PROPER FOOTWEAR AND SOCKS IN WINTER AS WELL AS KEEPING THEIR FEET DRY AS THEIR REDUCED SENSATION AND/OR BLOOD FLOW MAKES THEM MUCH HIGHER RISKS FOR FROSTBITE IN THE TOES.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY'S FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.  DEDICATED TORONTO CHIROPODISTS WHO ALWAYS TREAT THEIR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

 

 

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