So long story short; I broke my toe. My whole left foot (the broken one) has been absolutely freezing in comparison to my right foot for the past few days. I don’t have a cast on or anything so I can feel my foot against my leg at night sometimes and it feels like I’m putting ice directly onto my leg whenever they touch. My right foot feels like a normal temperature and it doesn’t bother me at all to touch it against my leg. Apparently this is a pretty common thing for broken bones and when I went to the doctor one of the initial questions they even asked before going to do an x-ray was whether or not the area felt cold.
Why is this? Is it to reduce swelling in the area?