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Common Symptoms Of Poor Circulation

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 00:00

The medical condition known as poor circulation can cause severe foot pain. It can develop as a result of having medical ailments consisting of diabetes, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol levels. Some of the symptoms patients can experience with poor circulation are numbing and tingling sensations in the feet, a change in skin color, and the toenails may grow slower. Additionally, the feet may feel cold and it may be difficult to walk. Possible prevention methods can include ceasing tobacco use, incorporating a gentle exercise into your daily routine, as well as stretching. Many patients who are afflicted with this condition can benefit by eating fruits and vegetables, and drinking plenty of fresh water daily. If you have poor circulation it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can help to manage this serious condition.

While poor circulation itself isn’t a condition; it is a symptom of another underlying health condition you may have. If you have any concerns with poor circulation in your feet contact Dr. Ronald Sheppard of Warren-Watchung Podiatry Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Poor Circulation in the Feet

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can potentially lead to poor circulation in the lower extremities. PAD is a condition that causes the blood vessels and arteries to narrow. In a linked condition called atherosclerosis, the arteries stiffen up due to a buildup of plaque in the arteries and blood vessels. These two conditions can cause a decrease in the amount of blood that flows to your extremities, therefore resulting in pain.

Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of poor circulation are:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Throbbing or stinging pain in limbs
  • Pain
  • Muscle Cramps

Treatment for poor circulation often depends on the underlying condition that causes it. Methods for treatment may include insulin for diabetes, special exercise programs, surgery for varicose veins, or compression socks for swollen legs.

As always, see a podiatrist as he or she will assist in finding a regimen that suits you. A podiatrist can also prescribe you any needed medication. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Marlboro and Watchung, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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