Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They most often affect the body’s extremities, such as the toes, heels, ears and nose. Chilblains can be uncomfortable, but rarely cause any permanent damage.
A shoe fitter will recommend footwear with a thick sole to provide insulation. There should be adequate fit to allow best possible blood circulation. A warm, non restrictive sock is recommended, it should be of quality natural wool or cotton.