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    Seasonal transitions with Sohl Foot & Ankle

    You may be surprised to know that some foot issues can be seasonal. 

    As we transition into the autumn season, you may realize your shoes transition too. 

    Flip-flops, sandals, thin sneakers or bare feet are typical forms of foot apparel during the warm weather months. 

    But when those cooler temperatures blow in, we all adapt our shoe gear and our choices can affect our feet. 

    Sohl Foot & Ankle can lend some guidance when foot problems arise.

    Have your toes ever turned pale or bluish, felt ice cold and ached with pain? 

    If so, that’s probably Raynaud’s Syndrome (or Phenomenon). 

    This condition is related to small vessel circulation in the toes and is dependent on exposure to cooler temperatures. 

    If this happens to you, you can take steps to prevent or mitigate this medical issue, and shoes play a big part of that treatment plan. 

    Now maybe you are someone who has worn supportive flip-flops, sneakers or sandals for the last 5 months. 

    Now you want to cozy up into those warm Ugg Boots or fuzzy bedroom slippers. 

    Ouch!! Where did that arch pain come from? 

    Yes, your feet feel nice and warm, but those shoe choices may have led you down the path to plantar fasciitis or a tendinitis. 

    Every year I meet new patients in this situation.  

    Some folks might have a little hammer toe that causes no bother, until October(s). 

    That’s when those boots come out of the closet and just like the year before, that annoying or painful corn on top of that toe pops up again. 

    It’s going to be a long fall and winter for those corns.  I’m sure there is something that could be done for this. 

    Time to call Sohl Foot & Ankle.  

    One of the most alarming cold weather podiatry concerns is for those folks out there that have peripheral neuropathy. 

    This is a condition that has several causes, but ultimately decreases or eliminates some of the sensations in the feet. 

    If it goes unnoticed, a person might lose their temperature sensation. 

    It may sound crazy, but I’ve had patients wearing flip-flops in the winter because they couldn’t feel the cold temperatures. 

    This can set up a dangerous risk for frostbite damage.

    It is always best to get evaluated for peripheral neuropathy before it causes a problem.  

    I have been treating these kind of foot issues for since 2011. 

    Call Sohl Foot & Ankle now so we can help you avoid these issues and help you with so much more. Stay safe. Call 267-699-3839.

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