Exploring the impact of cold weather on foot conditions
As winter approaches, bringing cold temperatures and icy conditions, it's vital to take additional measures to stay warm and safe. While staying indoors offers comfort and dryness, venturing outside exposes us to harsh weather. It's essential to be prepared for these challenging outdoor conditions during the winter months.
Cold weather impacts the body, most notably the extremities such as our feet, which are often the most vulnerable. In this blog we'll explore effective strategies and provide tips for maintaining foot health and comfort, emphasising the importance of protecting these extremities in challenging outdoor conditions throughout the winter season.
Effects of Cold Temperatures and Wet Conditions on Foot Health
Cold weather can significantly affect foot health. The drop in temperature often leads to reduced blood flow to the extremities, which can cause a decrease in sensation in the feet. This reduced sensation
In principle, the use of custom-made foot orthotics allows clinicians to provide a more accurate device to better treat patients, however this depends on the materials and methods used, as well as cost and manufacturing time. Staff shortages within O&P roles, as well as funding cuts, means that orthotists and workshop managers need to use the most cost and time effective materials and methods to best serve their patients.
Posted: September 28, 2022Categories: ArticlesViews: 188
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