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Cold pink foot with palpable pulses and good capillary refill

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by dingo, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. dingo

    dingo Member


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    can someone please explain to me why 1, a foot with good capillary refill and palpable puses should be very cold and 2, why the foot is pink
     
  2. Admin2

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  3. Jbwheele

    Jbwheele Active Member

    G'day Dingo

    Is the Pt Diabetic or other neuropathic ? Sometimes can be tricky with capillary refill.


    Cheers Joe Wheeler
     
  4. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    That is a good question.I am honestly not sure.
     
  5. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    I have encountered many patients who worry about 'poor circulation' on the basis of cold feet. If the pulses are good and there are no other signs suggesting any kind of vascular compromise (diminished arterial flow, sluggish venous circulation, vasospastic compromise etc) then why worry?

    Consider the effects of social drugs e.g. nicotine, caffeine and the function of the microcirculation in the control of body temperature, also the function of the numerous sweat glands, the skin cover (volume : content), the proximity of feet to the ground and the direct heat exchange etc etc. There are a plenty of variables to create this effect.

    I have excellent circulation but often my feet will feel cold.

    (It's only my opinion - if you don't like it don't read it)
     
  6. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    been bitten (copped some sarcastic replies to previous posts) have you? mmmmmmmmmmh i wonder who?
     
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