Why do our feet feel numb when it gets cold?

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@smithamundasad

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Why do our feet feel numb when it gets cold?
« on: 05/12/2010 13:30:03 »
@smithamundasad asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why do our feet feel numb when it gets cold?

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« Last Edit: 05/12/2010 13:30:03 by _system »

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SteveFish

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Why do our feet feel numb when it gets cold?
« Reply #1 on: 05/12/2010 16:49:02 »
Mine don't. I guess they would if they were close to freezing or frozen in which case the temperature affects nerve transmission.