Tuesday, 10 January 2023 00:00

Why Are My Feet Cold?

Cold feet are typical in cold climates, and weather is impossible to control. However, when cold feet result from something going on internally, we can learn more about why this might happen and take preventative measures to alleviate the discomfort. Common internal causes of cold feet include poor circulation, nerve sensation problems, and anemia to name a few. Poor circulation can come from conditions, such as atherosclerosis, that impede or block blood flow to the feet. The feet may turn blue, indicating a lack of oxygen in the area. Nerve damage or neuropathy is another common reason for cold feet. This is when the nerves in the feet malfunction and tell the brain that it is cold when it is not. One can feel a pins and needles sensation and pain or weakness in the feet, which can cause mobility issues. Anemia is when there is a shortage of red blood cells in the body, perhaps from an iron deficiency, and this can interfere with healthy circulation and make feet feel cold. If you suffer from cold feet for any length of time, see a podiatrist who can help you determine the cause.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Bruening Foot & Ankle. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Covina and Alta Loma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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