What is Raynaud's Disease?
Raynaud's disease is a common cause of foot pain. Raynaud's disease, also known simply as Raynaud's or Raynaud's syndrome is a medical condition where fingers and/or toes feel numb and cold. Raynaud's disease develops when arteries that deliver blood to the skin narrow. This causes circulation problems in the affected toes or fingers.
Depending on severity, Raynaud's treatment may be necessary.
Raynaud's Disease Causes
There are several potential causes of Raynaud's disease. These causes include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Cold temperatures
- Injuries to the foot, toe, hand or fingers
- Reactions from certain medications
Certain people are also more likely to develop Raynaud's disease. For example, women are more likely to develop Raynaud's disease. People who live in colder climates are also more likely to develop Raynaud's disease.
Raynaud's Disease Symptoms
Symptoms of Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's syndrome include:
- Foot pain
- Cold toes or fingers
- Color changes affecting the skin as a response to the cold
If you or a loved one experience Raynaud's disease symptoms, an SOS foot doctor or podiatrist may be able to provide the symptom relief you're looking for.
Raynaud's Disease Treatment near Syracuse, NY and Surrounding Areas
Patients have many options for Raynaud's disease treatment. SOS prioritizes conservative treatment for Raynaud's disease. Our foot doctors and podiatrists can develop a total orthopedic care plan to treat you or your loved one's Raynaud's disease.
SOS can help improve you or your loved one's quality of life, including achieving foot pain relief.
Raynaud's disease treatments include medications, such as calcium channel blockers or medication to relax blood vessels.
To discuss Raynaud's treatment options with an SOS foot doctor or podiatrist...
Raynaud's Disease Surgery
If conservative treatment fails to provide sufficient foot pain relief and symptom relief, Raynaud's disease surgery may be necessary.
Raynaud's disease surgery options include nerve surgery or chemical injection. Nerve surgery can help reduce how often and for how long patients experience symptoms. Chemical injection can block nerves in the affected feet or hands, providing symptom relief.
The foot surgeons at SOS have the experience and specialized medical knowledge to help with Raynaud's disease.
For Foot Pain Relief and Raynaud's Disease Symptom Relief, See an SOS Foot Doctor
An SOS foot doctor or podiatrist can diagnose and treat Raynaud's disease. An SOS specialist will discuss your treatment options with you, creating a personalized total orthopedic care plan.
Why live with foot pain from Raynaud's disease when you can do something about it? Let's talk about your options.