Posts for tag: Wedding Day

It’s starting to be that time of year again! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and love is in the air. You might already have a few “save-the-dates” or wedding invitations already stuck on your refrigerator door. Weddings usually go off without a hitch, but when it seems like we’ve been waiting just a little too long for the bride to walk down the aisle, we can’t help but wonder: “What if she got cold feet!?” While we can’t fix your wedding day jitters here at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Care, we can help you keep away cold feet…literally!

 Many people live with cold feet, and never think that it could be symptom of a major underlying condition. You might be thinking, “Well, my feet have always been cold,” or, “My mom and grandmother have cold feet – it’s just hereditary.” Just because something is hereditary doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear – remember: heart disease is hereditary too! Your cold feet could be indicative of a more serious condition such as: peripheral vascular disease, heart disease, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, or a peripheral neuropathy to name a few.

That being said, if you do find yourself a few minutes away from the alter and notice your feet are cold, don’t ditch the wedding for your favorite New Jersey podiatrist just yet! As it turns out, the stress and excitement create a physiological condition that redirects our blood away from our feet to vital organs that need it most. This is the same reason your palms may get cold and clammy before a big presentation at work. So, if you notice you have cold feet even when you aren’t in high-stress mode, it might be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. Because of this, and it is in your best interest to make an appointment with your local podiatrist at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Care in Edison and Monroe NJ today!

By Varun Gujral