Graham Johnson wrote:
This does not sound like frost nip - this sounds like "bang toe". Repeated pressure on toes (either from banging into the front of the boot, or constant pressure against the front of the boot, or some other cause) causes them to go numb. It can last weeks/months. Nothing you can really do to speed up recovery to my knowledge. Usually results from poor fitting boots. Bang toe is a nerve injury. It will heal, eventually. Cold injuries (frostbite/nip) result in damage to tissue. If you can't see any visible difference between your "normal" toe and your affected toe, it's probably not cold-related. The fact that your CRT (capillary refill time - a measure of how well the blood vessels in the tissue are carrying blood) is the same between both says that there is also no tissue damage (otherwise the blood vessels would be damaged too). They also usually hurt a fair bit once they thaw out. For what it's worth, I have had bang toe, frost nip and frostbite. And I know a bit about how bodies work.