Skin temperature

Palpation:

Skin temperature:
Differences between feet (use back of hand to check)
Gradient down limb is normal.
Cold feet may be indicative of peripheral vascular disease – but ‘tense’ people and those with an overactive sympathetic nervous system may also have cold feet.
Has been shown to only have a sensitivity of 65% and specificity of 47% for the diagnosis of an ABI <0.5 in those with diabetes .

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