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 Post subject: cold toes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:30 pm 
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I can't decide if this is the right place to post this.
my toes are always cold, even in my cozy winter boots and in my fuzzy slippers. since i obviously don't wear wool sicks, i'm looking for toe warming suggestions. the socks i have are meant for winter but just arent cutting it. not looking for the little toe warmer packs, that'll steam me out of my boots, just looking for a more insulating sock.
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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:05 pm 
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You probably have poor circulation. I have had that and always had cold appendages, and I still do to a degree. What has helped is getting lots of exercise, which seems to have improved my circulation. Other than that, layering is key, and you can always get some of those hand/foot warming pouch things from sporting goods stores.

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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:10 pm 
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definitely bad circulation, also have serious problem with my nose and fingers, though i have good enough gloves. i've worn three layers of socks and im still cold.


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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:44 pm 
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I got that when my iron stores were low. Something to consider.


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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:52 pm 
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I have Raynaud's Phenomenon, which is a possibility for you too. Acupuncture has helped me a lot, as does vigorous exercise. But I basically avoid going outside for very long when temps drop below 55 F. or so. I use rice handwarmers (microwave heated) for my hands, even inside, in the winter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud's_phenomenon

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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:23 pm 
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chamaeleonsky wrote:
definitely bad circulation, also have serious problem with my nose and fingers, though i have good enough gloves. i've worn three layers of socks and im still cold.

Be careful, if you're wearing three pairs of socks, that they don't restrict your circulation or movement. That can make them a lot less useful at warming.


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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:25 pm 
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good point


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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:03 am 
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Cold feet could also be a symptom of a thyroid disorder, so that might be something worth looking into as well.

Otherwise, the warmest socks I have are from gold toes - they're thicker around the toes and the balls of the feet and then fitted at the arch so they don't bunch up. I don't know what the model name is or anything, but I got them at a Foot Locker. I'd just keep an eye out for something like that - like certain kinds of specialty running socks have extra padding for the toes/ balls of the feet. They're a little more expensive than plain old socks, but the extra material might help you keep warm.

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 Post subject: Re: cold toes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:05 am 
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ive had pretty recent blood work, no iron or thyroid troubles or major syndromes that would cause it, just not great circulation, even when I've been exercising every day (and I'm injured so thats not right now)
thanks for all the help! I'll just keep shopping!


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