Cold feet due to neuropathy - need help

Posted by napa @napa, Feb 9, 2020

Hello, I have extremely cold feet due to my neuropathy. The doctors cannot help. Any suggestions or help? Thank you!

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@val1980

Thanks, need to have my thyroid checked again

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Hi @val1980, If you can, will you let us know how the checkup goes for your thyroid? I'm sure other members will find it helpful also.

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@jimhd

@napa

I have idiopathic small fiber peripheral polyneuropathy and I often have a hard time deciding if my feet are cold or burning.

Jim

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Personally, my feet are cold and burning severely at the same time. I have found that stretching or warm soak give some temporary relief. By the afternoon,, I stretch legs, ankle, feet and fingers then soak while showering—and take pain meds. I can no longer let my feet or fingers be cold—not even for a few minutes. Topical CBD almost instantly relieves burning pain—but I have to use it 3 times per day. Good luck to you.

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@dckuke

Personally, my feet are cold and burning severely at the same time. I have found that stretching or warm soak give some temporary relief. By the afternoon,, I stretch legs, ankle, feet and fingers then soak while showering—and take pain meds. I can no longer let my feet or fingers be cold—not even for a few minutes. Topical CBD almost instantly relieves burning pain—but I have to use it 3 times per day. Good luck to you.

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My feet do not burn but feels like a block of ice sitting on my feet, sometimes they are cold up the legs, cold to the touch. I will be going to the doctor to check thyroid but due to virus unable to do so right now.

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@napa, How are you doing with your cold feet? Have you remained healthy during the Coronavirus?

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Be content and at ease. Chris

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I recently visited my doctor, and he said, neuropathy doesn't cause cold feet to the touch, therefore, being tested for anemia.

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sorry, but your doctor is wrong — neuropathy can definitely cause cold feet — but for some it has the opposite effect that the feet are just burning

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@lois6524

sorry, but your doctor is wrong — neuropathy can definitely cause cold feet — but for some it has the opposite effect that the feet are just burning

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I'd agree. My feet went through fazes of both hot and cold. I believe it to be sensory dysfunction. My Dad lives with ice cold feet from diabetic neuropathy. There are holistic approaches such as warm heat packs, warm foot soaks with Epsom salts, fleece lined slippers/socks, topicals to promote heat. The hot feet may need fans, air conditions, cool water soaks etc…
I've attached an excerpt from a book I have on neuropathy. Hope it helps.
Rachel

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I see, My doctor is saying, cold to the touch, which mean they might be cold inside but when you touch your feet won't be cold..key words(cold to the touch

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Hi @val1980, thanks for the private message. I thought I would respond here since you have posted about cold feet in this discussion. Your message said that your doctor said, neuropathy doesn't cause cold feet to the touch and they are sending you for labs to test your iron levels. Mayo Clinic has some information on Iron deficiency anemia here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355034 that does mention one of the symptoms as cold hands or feet.

Can you let us know how your labs turn out and what kind of treatment is offered?

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My doctor said, could be cold on the inside but not Cold to the touch, meaning when you touch your feet they don't feel cold but cold on the inside.

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What the doctor means is that the warmth of the blood is not reaching through the myelin sheath to the nerve sensors. Try a half glass of warm water with about 1/4 teaspoon of kitchen turmeric about every 8 hours. Works well for me. But do not overdue it. Turmeric is a blood thinner.

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