Why are my feet always cold?

There are several possible reasons for your cold feet and toes. The most obvious is that they have been exposed to cold air without protection, but there can be many medical conditions behind them as well. A common one is plaque buildup in the blood vessels (peripheral vascular disease) that causes poor blood flow.

Other diseases like diabetes, arteriosclerosis, neuropathy, and Raynaud’s phenomenon could also be the reason your feet feel cold. A common factor in most of these is that they cause the blood vessels to narrow or constrict.

When plaque buildup is the issue, exercise to keep your blood flowing is so important to treat and prevent problems. So is a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which you can monitor at home.

We offer many other treatments at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center when the situation has gotten worse and is causing pain. Medications and surgical procedures can help open up your arteries and veins and increase blood flow to your feet and toes. Call our office in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO at (303) 423-2520 and let us help you get your toes warm again.