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Frostbite Treatment in New Jersey

Extreme exposure of your feet in cold temperatures for a prolonged period can lead to a serious condition called frostbite. The condition may not be uncomfortable at first. However, you may not notice right away that your feet are freezing because they often go numb, but they can also have a pins-and-needles sensation.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain from the cold
  • Pins and needles
  • Numbness

Children, the elderly, and diabetics are more prone to frostbite because of the size of their extremities or poor circulation.

  • Do not warm frostbitten skin with direct heat, such as a stove, heat lamp, fireplace or heating pad. This can cause burns.
  • However, thawing out is extremely uncomfortable, so you may need pain medications as well. A gradual and steady warming procedure should be followed.
  • To avoid infection, blisters or damaged skin should be treated with antibiotic cream and loose bandages, and seek medical attention immediately.

The foot doctors of Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons provide comprehensive care and treatment for the full range of foot and ankle problems. There are many advantages to having your frostbite treated by our experienced and skilled surgeons including:

Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.

Personalized treatment plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.