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Foot...cold...wet..??

ouch2oouch2 Posts: 1,270
Hi All. Hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. I have been having a problem in my left foot. Lately it feels like it is soaking wet and very very cold. I always touch it with my hand as I am so sure that it is soaked...but it is dry. Is this caused by the sciatic nerve? Has anyone else experienced this?
thanks! >:D< Karen
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
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  • I had the wet / cold foot thing going on. I had to touch my socks also as the sensation was so real. I used to get mad at myself for checking, because I knew there was no way my sock could be that wet. MRIs showed my nerves being squished. The right side looked worse than the left, but the left side bothered me more than the right. It has not come back since my surgery.
  • Both of my feet are always cold, not my hands, just my feet. I have no idea why. Even in the heat of the summer.
  • lol, for some reason i thought this was funny. the reason i say this is because - yes - i have experienced this, and still am. it feels like i have water squishing up through my toes (and sock) as i walk. it's an odd feeling and i have checked my socks out many times and 99.9% out of 100 my feet are dry.
  • That is the exact feeling I have BabyRuth, feels like I have stepped in a cold puddle and the water is squishing through my toes. Looks like your problem areas are the same as mine L4/5 L5/S1 . FactoryRat Did you have surgery on your lower lumbar area as well? Glad that yours stopped after surgery, sorry that yours haven't BabyRuth.
    I'm the same...I touch my socks every time, knowing that they are going to feel dry and warm on my hands to touch, but touch them regardless lol.
    Looks like this is a complication of nerve damage, like numbness and tingling that may or may not go away with surgery?
    Thanks Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • yes, especially this time of year (winter). The wet sensation has gone away some but the cold is crazy. I have to feel my foot b/c I could swear it's frozen. Oddly, it is cold but not as cold as I would think...it's almost as if the 'inner layer' is cold.
  • I have to wear socks slippers all the time because of the cold wet feeling. One time I touched my foot it was wet! My gel cushion ripped underneath me oh what a mess!
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Not feet for me, but thighs and hips. I have not had lumbar surgery yet, but in certain positions, I get this "warm wet" feeling on the front of my thighs. It is something with the nerve reaction, but not fully in understanding of "what" is directly causing it. No, you are not abnormal!! (G) I get the feeling that I "spilled" something warm on my thighs!

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Are they cold to the touch or just feel cold on the inside?
  • Are they cold to the touch or just feel cold on the inside?
  • My hands and feet are generally cold to the touch (I have raynauds phenomenon), but this is different. When I touch the foot it feels the same as my other (just cool )to my fingers. This feeling is inside I guess. It feels like my foot is incased in an ice block which has partially melted ( wet feeling ). It isn't a feeling that I have all the time, but comes and goes. Do you get this?
    Thanks!
    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • I have only had surgery on my lower lumbar. It was 360 fusion on L4-S1 on 1-20-2010.
    -norm
  • It looks like we (charry, babyruth, dnice, factoryrat,and maybe sassy411) all have issues at L5 S1. Brenda, I wonder if you are really having the same thing just higher up due to your issues higher up L2 3 4.
    Sorry you all are experiencing this too, but glad to see that I`m not abnormal (G)
    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • Several years ago I had a lot of surgery on my one foot which I had broken. Especially at night it felt like the foot was in a puddle of water and I, like so many have already said, would keep checking on my foot for I knew it just couldn't be wet. What I did was to keep a thin sock on that foot at night for it reduced the sensations I would feel (sort of numb the foot) plus it kept the foot warm. Over the years in did get better and is only a litle sensitive these days.
  • ouch2 said:
    My hands and feet are generally cold to the touch (I have raynauds phenomenon), but this is different. When I touch the foot it feels the same as my other (just cool )to my fingers. This feeling is inside I guess. It feels like my foot is incased in an ice block which has partially melted ( wet feeling ). It isn't a feeling that I have all the time, but comes and goes. Do you get this?
    Thanks!
    >:D< Karen
    Not the same thing, I guess. My feet used to feel wet all the time, but they tended to perspire, for some reason they don't perspire at all anymore, even in desert heat. I don't know why not.

    My hands are never cold, my feet are always cold, somewhat cold to the touch but not as cold as they feel internally.
  • Hi,

    Thanks all for your comments, long time lurker, first time poster here. Lately I've realised my affected foot is permanently cold, or a lot colder than the unaffected one. However, skin sensation is exactly the same on both legs! It's so odd. I wish someone sold a heated pair of slippers!
  • I have cold feet do the injury of lower back.. is there any why for relief?.. I've been using a heat pad.
  • I have been having a feeling on my left hip lately as well, it all of a sudden will feel cold/wet. So strange as it comes and goes out of nowhere.
    Trish
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