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Extremity Feels Cold To Touch
If I have an arterial issue that is causing a cold extremity, will exercise cause the area to warm up or will it remain the same?
No.: Arterial insufficiency can be chronic or acute. If chronic, the treatment might be medication or surgery or a combination. Proper diet is key! Smoking must be stopped! Exercise can help condition the muscles to be more efficient in their use of the blood they do manage to receive. But, If it is sudden, or acute, it is a medical emergency and should be checked with no delay! Good health to you ...Read more
I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?
68 yo M, having flushing of hands and feet with bilateral lower extremity intermittent ice cold and burning hot sensation and facial flushing, overall hightened sensation of all pain fibers. Would never complain unless its gotten bad. Hx of aflutter S/p
Allergies, other???: Really hard to determine without a history and exam. Is there any type of circulation issue that you might have? Do your activities vary during that time of year? ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is part of your body's flight or fight response to limit blood flow to your extremities. ...Read more
Their circulation: May not be as effective as it once was. ...Read more
Weather related pain: Increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure seems to be the major association. You will notice that in a storm system coming in fast you are fine. That front that takes days to come in. There is also fair weather pain from a high pressure area moving away from you. The mechanism is completely unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
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