Raynaud’s symptoms involve freezing hands or toes, extremities turning colors, pain when holding cold objects, and more.  Most people, however, go through life thinking that these are normal reactions to cold or stress, and don’t think anything of it. They don’t realize that these are signals of a medical disorder with a name:  Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Our theme for this year’s Raynaud’s Awareness Month promotes the fact that these often painful, sometimes colorful symptoms are not normal.  Most people can reach into a freezer or hold a glass of cold soda without a reaction.  Those with Raynaud’s know all too well how everyday tasks and actions can cause throbbing, swelling, tingling, numbness, and, for some, zombie-like fingers.

As part of this year’s campaign, we created the following infographic to help flag the signs of Raynaud’s: