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My left foot is always terribly cold!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 20, 2006
  • 09:17 PM

Why would my left foot be so cold all the time?! I have no other symptoms anywhere else in my body (no pain, no rashes, no fever, etc), just a really ice cold left foot, especially my toes. It doesn't matter what socks/shoes/boots or barefoot. In bed or sitting up, walking, it doesn't matter. I'm an outdoorsman, so I know all about avoiding cotton, keeping feet dry, allowing plenty of room for circulation, etc. Any ideas?

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  • Why would my left foot be so cold all the time?! I have no other symptoms anywhere else in my body (no pain, no rashes, no fever, etc), just a really ice cold left foot, especially my toes. It doesn't matter what socks/shoes/boots or barefoot. In bed or sitting up, walking, it doesn't matter. I'm an outdoorsman, so I know all about avoiding cotton, keeping feet dry, allowing plenty of room for circulation, etc. Any ideas? My left foot is always cold and with frequent numb feeling.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 00:07 AM
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  • I had that sensation, and it turned out to be a problem with my sciatic nerve. It sometimes felt like it went up to my knee as well, but i also had some pain in my leg in that area as well as the coldness.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 07:08 PM
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  • I just started taking a vasodilator (for asthma, albuterol) and now I have a cold left foot. Are you taking anything like that? ...asthma meds, viagra, etc
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 24, 2008
    • 02:12 AM
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  • i think it could be an allergy, try taking citrizine or hayfever tablets and see if it gets better
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2010
    • 08:43 AM
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  • i think it could be an allergy, try taking citrizine or hayfever tablets and see if it gets better Have you been checked for blood clots in your leg?
    kat2009 14 Replies
    • February 13, 2010
    • 03:07 AM
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  • Considering the cold weather, I wouldn't think anything of it. However, Raynaud's phenomenon also comes to mind. Blood vessel constriction attacks affecting fingers and/or toes. Try dressing warmly in many layers, keep your extremeties protected, and use foot powder. Have you had any skin color changes, such as white or blue feet? Are you sensetive to the cold? You could also have leg circulation problems, which would be why only one foot is feeling ice cold and the other is not. A circulatory disorder would make sense. Circulatory disorders can arise from problems with the heart, blood vessels or the blood itself. However, because of the cold weather, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Unless this continues into the spring and summer, you are most likely fine and only reacting to the weather changes.
    aleasha89 34 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
    • 04:58 PM
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  • my left foot is ALWAYS cold/numb, with a slight tingling feeling i dk why. Its strange. its not related to any kind of medication im taking maybe from my arthridis meds but other than that nothing. i mean why isnt my right foot cold with a little tinleing sensation!
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