Managing Raynaud’s Disease In Dublin Ireland
Raynaud’s disease or Raynaud’s Phenomenon is a condition that affects the blood vessels, causing them to spasm and close up.
This can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, pain, and changes in skin color. If you are suffering from Raynaud’s disease, don’t worry – there is help available!
Dublin Physical & Chiropractic offers a range of treatments that can help manage your symptoms and provide relief from this condition. Contact us today to book an appointment and start feeling better!
What Causes Raynaud’s Disease? Narrowing Blood Vessels
Raynaud’s disease is caused by the blood vessels spasming and becoming narrow, either due to cold exposure or psychological stress. The exact cause of this disease or phenomenon is unknown.
This spasming and closing of the blood vessels causes a reduction in blood flow to certain parts of the body, most commonly in the hands and feet, but can also affect the lips, ears, and nose.
Raynaud’s disease gets its name from a medical student named Maurice Raynaud who described the first case in the late 1800s as ” episodic, symmetric, acral vasospasm characterized pallor, cyanosis, and a sense of fullness or tautness, which may be painful.”
Often, the fingers or toes turn white, then blue, and finally, become red. The white color or lack of color in the extremities is caused by the blood vessels spasming and closing, the blue color is caused by the lack of oxygen being carried to the extremities as oxygen must be carried in the blood, and finally red/pink is caused by overfilling of the blood vessels after the spasm is over.
Raynaud’s disease is more common among women than men, particularly those aged 15-30 years old.
There are two types of Raynaud’s disease:
- Primary Raynaud’s Disease: This form of Raynaud’s disease forms on its own.
- Secondary Raynaud’s Disease: This form of Raynaud’s disease is the result of another disease, for example, a blood disorder or carpal tunnel syndrome, or systemic sclerosis.
How Is Raynaud’s Disease Diagnosed? Is It Related To Arthritis?
Raynaud’s disease can often be diagnosed based on your symptoms alone. And it is not related to arthritis.
However, to confirm the diagnosis your doctor may order some tests such as a blood test or an ultrasound.
Symptoms Of Raynaud’s Disease
The most common symptoms of Raynaud’s disease are:
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
- Pain in the hands, fingers, toes, or arms.
- Changes in skin color, such as a pale or blue color.
- A burning sensation in the hands and feet.
How We Help Raynaud’s Disease In Dublin, Ireland
Do you suffer from Raynaud’s disease?
We have a team of experts that specialize in orthopedic and neurological conditions, including providing an optimal treatment plan for Raynaud’s disease.
If you’re looking for the best care possible for your condition then look no further than Dublin Physical & Chiropractic.
Our expertise will ensure that we provide effective management strategies for Raynaud’s disease, symptoms and give you the information and tools to self-manage this condition without fear.
Call 01 254 4800 now to schedule an appointment with Dublin Physical & Chiropractic today.
Treatment Of Raynaud’s Disease In Dublin, Ireland
At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we use a combination of physical therapy and chiropractic techniques to manage Raynaud’s disease.
Our physical therapy treatments can help increase blood flow to the affected areas which will help improve symptoms such as numbness or tingling in the hands/feet; pain; burning sensations; and changes in skin color.
As well as physical therapy and chiropractic treatment for Raynaud’s disease you should also try to keep your hands or feet warm with gloves and thick socks.
Physical therapists can help release tension in the neuromuscular system can be contributing to the spasming of blood vessels. Physical therapy can also help relieve pain and stiffness in the joints of the fingers or toes.
Our physical therapists use a combination of hands-on therapy, exercise therapy, stretches, and laser therapy to relieve symptoms and prevent future episodes.
Chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms of Raynaud’s disease by releasing tight joints in the neck or back that could be compressing the nerves that run into the hands or feet. By releasing these tight joints it can help increase blood flow to the hands and feet.
Laser therapy works by using a low-level laser to stimulate the body’s cells and promote healing.
It is often used to help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. The warmth of the laser is soothing and relaxing the surrounding muscles. It also increases blood flow and stimulates vasodilation.
Exercise can help Raynaud’s disease by increasing blood flow to the hands and feet.
It is important that you do not exercise in cold weather as this will reduce your body temperature. If possible, try exercising indoors or wear layers of clothing when doing outdoor activities.
Visit us in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland
Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.
Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.
Book Your Consultation Today!
If you would like our team of experts to assist you with Raynaud’s disease and create an optimal treatment plan for your condition then call 01 254 4800 now to schedule a consultation.