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A 48-year-old member asked:

why do my feet turn purple when cold?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Sign of PVD: May sign of arterial or venous problem. Seek your doctor advice.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Purple: It could also be raynauds - either way an evaluation is indicated
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 37 years experience
Blood not returning: This is indicative, of the blood not wanting to go back to your heart. Your venous system is not working properly. You should be seen by vascular disease specialist for consultation. Especially if you have a lot of varicose burns that you can see and/or pain when walking.
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Blood shunted away: normally when the body gets cold it tries to maintain it core temperature around 98.6deg. When it gets cold, blood is shunted away from the extremities to reduce heat loss so fingers and toes can be a bit purplish. However if you are a smoker or have a disease called Raynauds that could make this situation much worse

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How long does it generally take an arthritic foot to fuse? Its been five years so far that's its been trying to fuse.

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