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Pale, white, blue, or cold toes or feet

When you are sitting, your toes or feet may turn slightly blue because of decreased blood flow. The color will usually return to normal when you move your legs and get blood moving into them again.

If your toes or feet become pale or blue and the color does not rapidly return to normal, blood circulation to your toes or feet might be decreased. These symptoms may be more serious if other changes occur to your lower legs and feet, such as thinning of the skin, sores that don't heal, or loss of hair.

Author Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Editor Alison Allen
Editor Sydney Youngerman-Cole, RN, BSN, RNC
Associate Editor Tracy Landauer
Primary Medical Reviewer Martin Gabica, MD
- Family Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer William M. Green, MD
- Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM
- Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Last Updated February 8, 2007

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Last Updated: February 08, 2007
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