A condition that can turn your skin on your feet a bluish color is known as acrocyanosis. This is a vasospastic disorder that impacts the arteries that help to supply blood to the skin on your feet. A vasospasm refers to the arteries as they go into spasm and block the blood flow to the skin of the feet. Once the blood is unable to flow through, there is an insufficient amount of oxygen to be found in the blood. This is what leads to the blue or purple color. Our team at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic will be more than happy to talk with you about your options in acrocyanosis treatments in Renton.
A proper diagnosis should be done just so that you can be sure that you are dealing with acrocyanosis or if there is some other health condition that you should be concerned about. After a full medical history is taken and a complete physical exam is done, we will then be able to go over some of the symptoms that you seem to be having. It is common for a patient with this condition to have bluish discoloration, cold temperature on the feet, moist or sweaty feet and some swelling. In a more severe case, the patient may have some discomfort and slight ulceration.
The treatment for acrocyanosis is generally common sense in nature, making sure to help shield the feet from the cold while also keeping the feet nice and dry. Special liner socks can be worn to wick the moisture away and insulated socks or boots can be worn to keep the feet warm.
Call (425)482-6663 to talk with the professionals at Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic today about some of your options for acrocyanosis treatment in Renton. We look forward to meeting with you to go over your needs.