hoytfreak 10/06/15
Last reply 2 years ago

Do any of you have this problem? On my left foot the big toe and the one beside it started looking like they have bruises at the tips and now they are darker than the other ones. And my toes are always cold. My GP said my pulse is strong so he thinks my nerves are telling the veins to contract?

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2 years ago

go and see the specialist.. Gps l can not anymore

2 years ago

@hoytfreak , your GP did the right thing in ensuring that you continue to have a good circulation of blood passing through these extremities.

Yes, with MS, and the fact that the brain may not be getting the right messages from the nerve endings, the brain won’t be providing the correct response for what is physically happening.

So, if the brain isn’t aware that the feet/toes are cold, it won’t increase the blood flow to warm them up.

As long as blood is still circulating is the important issue. So, keep an eye on these extremities for any change of colour which may suggest blood flow problems.

2 years ago

I just got a call from the physiotherapist for an appointment next week and I’ll see if they can help this.

2 years ago

The dorsal pulse is the last pulse in the body and so is extremely important. I cannot remember tbe very thorough explanation my physio gave me as to why my toes ca be purplish, but it all made sense. Her Mam had ms, and she said she had about twenty five pairs of bed socks, cold feet are very normal.xx

2 years ago


I had the exact same issue. At first the hospital said it could be Reynaud’s syndrome. However it turned out it was the beginning of a relapse and I’m spending day three in hospital on steroids. The pain has reduced but still there on my big toe and the toe next to it on my left foot. Hopefully when the course is complete the issues may resolve so fingers crossed and praying hard.

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