Chilblains are small itchy swellings on the feet caused by exposure to cold. Chilblains cause burning and itching on the skin of the feet. The skin may blister. Older people and children are more susceptible to chilblains. They are also associated with diabetes. You should see a podiatrist if the chilblains crack or become sore.

Podiatrists at Orthotika will carry out vascular and neurological assessments to ensure there is no underlying cause to the chilblain. Advise will be given about avoiding the cold including orthotics that provide insulation. Any sores and cracks will be dressed to promote healing

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