A vasospastic disorder resulting in constriction of peripheral blood vessels and decreased perfusion to the area.
Constriction of the peripheral blood vessels.
Affecting the fingers, toes, and occasionally other extremities.
This condition can also cause nails to become brittle with longitudinal ridges.
Fingers, toes, ears and/or nose experience sporadic attacks of blood flow interruption due to exposure to cold. Numbness, tingling and burning sensations may also be present.
peripheral affected blood vessels are damaged, either through trauma such as due to repeated exposure to vibration over a long period of time or ideopathic.
The skin and muscles do not get the necessary oxygen from the blood and eventually die.
Sensitivity to temperature change and trauma occur as the tissues are not adequately perfused and nourished.
Treatment and Management:
- Pain Management
- Protection of affected area from trauma