Fingers or toes may change color when they are exposed to cold temperatures or stress or when there is a problem with their blood supply.
Blanching of the fingers; Fingers - pale; Toes that change color; Toes - pale
- Buerger's disease
- Chilblains - painful inflammation of small blood vessels
- Peripheral artery disease
- Raynaud's phenomenon - sudden change in the finger color ranges from pale to red to blue
Scleroderma Systemic lupus erythematosus
Review Date: 06/20/2011
Reviewed By: Neil J. Gonter, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, NY and private practice specializing in Rheumatology at Rheumatology Associates of North Jersey, Teaneck, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.