Foot and ankle problems are usually associated to improper footwear, physical stress, mechanical changes in the foot, arthritis, congenital foot problems, infections, neoplastic disorders or traumatic foot problems. For more information on general or specific foot pain or ankle problems please select from the links below.
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Extreme exposure of your feet to cold over for a prolonged period can lead to a serious condition called frostbite. If the skin changes color from blue to white, or you feel numbness in your toes or feet, you may have frostbite. People with a history of frostbite often get it again in the same place. New battery-powered heated ski boots and exothermic packs are effective in preventing frostbite.
If you suspect that you have frostbite, seek emergency medical care as soon as possible. Ensure that your feet are dry and warm, but do not expose the flesh to extremely warm or hot temperatures. A gradual and steady warming procedure should be followed.
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