My toes are freezing!
January 24, 2011 12:37 PM Subscribe
My toes get really
cold when I go outside, despite my best efforts to insulate them. I'd like to make it to spring with all ten of them intact.
posted by Metroid Baby to health & fitness (36 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It's just my toes. My hands stay warm in my pockets, my nose and ears are fine. But even with two pairs of Smartwool socks and winter boots, my toes are half-numb if I'm outside for more than a few minutes. Once I'm inside, they take a lot of time and wiggling to warm back up. It's gotten to the point where I've tried turning the blowdryer on them before I leave the house, with no success, and I've pondered putting my socks in the oven.
If I'm indoors with cold feet, soaking my feet in a hot bath helps immensely. So does vigorous exercise. I'd rather not have to do either of these whenever I leave the house, however. I'm going to pick up some instant foot-warmer packets, if I can find them, but that seems like a little bit of a waste and I've heard they're not very effective.
Is there something else I'm missing? I'd like a solution that's obtainable today, easy to do, and inexpensive - I'd settle for two of the three.
(And yes, I'll bring this up at my next doctor appointment, which I'll be scheduling in the near future.)