September 18, 2010
    Painful, sore, and cold soles of the feet?
    September 18, 2010

    I have two very sore feet and they are also very cold. What do you think is causing this? I have been to see the doctor and he just give me painkillers.



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  • reruho September 18, 2010
    September 18, 2010


    This sounds like a circulation problem. Have they tested you for PAD?  Do you have any other symptoms, like your feet changing color?  This could be  Rayneaud's Syndrome. I recommend doing some research on these two disorders. And if one fits, talking to your doctor about it.


    I have a disorder that causes blood vessel spasms and it makes my arm hurt and it gets freezing cold. I did research on Rayneaud's Syndrome and found this medication called Trental. I asked my doctor to prescribed it and it really helped with the pain and the coldness.


    I wear socks all the time when it cools off and sometimes in the summer. I have an electric mattress pad that is zoned with the most heat at your feet. I also have a heating pad with a timer (turns off after 20 minutes of no movement) that I put in my bed at night. You can try Epsom salt soaks to warm up your feet. The magnesium in the Epsom Salts will help your muscles relax.


    This is something that just popped into my head, have you checked your shoes out? Do they fit properly, not bonding or pinching anywhere?


    Good luck and keep us posted on the answers you get.


  • Amy Tudor July 23, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    July 23, 2014

    Hi Joanne -


    reruho had some great advice for you in her comment! Did you ever find out what the problem was with your feet?  If so, perhaps you could post what the diagnosis and treatment were? It would likely be very helpful to someone else in our community who is going through the same thing. Here are some links that you might like to read in the meantime:


    What Your Feet Say About Your Health


    Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain  


    Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints


    Be well!




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