what can you do against chilblains
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What can you do against chilblains?

In this blog, we are going to discuss chilblains, what it is, how it originates and what you can do about it. Please don't hesitate to read on below:

What are chilblains?

Chilblain means that you have to deal with bruises, red swellings and/or haematomas on the feet due to the cold. This is why it is also called winter feet. These annoying swellings can be painful and also very itchy.

It also happens that these swellings occur on the toes or hands. These are then also called chilblains or winter hands. The swellings are also painful and itchy for chilblains and winter hands.

How did it originate?

Chilblains are caused by the fact that cold can constrict the blood vessels and thus reduce blood flow in these limbs. As a result, there is less heat supply and your feet feel cold. As the blood vessels are temporarily constricted by the cold, the blood accumulates and causes bruising and redness. These are the spots that eventually cause those unpleasant symptoms.

Chilblains not only occur on the feet, toes, hands and fingers. This ailment can also occur in the ears, lower legs and nose.

What can you do against chilblains?

Because this ailment is caused by the cold, the best treatment is good protection against it. At Podobrace, our therapists have selected a number of products that really help against chilblains.

Below are the products selected by our physiotherapists to combat this ailment.

Do you have more questions about chilblains or questions about the products? Please don't hesitate to contact us, our therapists will be happy to help you!

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