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Poor circulation in feet can cause many problems. Our podiatrists, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., can treat this condition by targeting the source of the poor circulation at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill (860) 563-1200, Bristol (860) 582-0747, Middletown (860) 346-5226, Glastonbury (860) 633-6749, Newington (860) 666-2078 and Kensington (860) 828-9455, Connecticut. Our Patient Education section is another helpful tool for your use in identifying other potentially serious foot and ankle conditions.
Poor Circulation in feet can cause them to feel cold, swell up and cramp. Proper blood flow is an important part of the body and this condition is generally a sign of obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes. A common cause of poor circulation is peripheral vascular disease, which limits blood flow to and from the heart, causing severe inflammation and skin yellowing. Poor circulation also causes blood clots and thereafter severe pain. These blood clots may form in the legs, obstruct blood vessels and can then become displaced and travel to the lungs, causing immense and serious complications. These dangers become worse as age increases, obesity is present and poor circulation occurs on a daily basis.
Treatment for poor circulation includes:
- Maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels in a healthy range.
- Exercising daily such as aerobics to increase blood flow.
- Not spending long periods of time while immobile.
- Elevating the legs which can lead to better circulation.
- Losing extra weight as obesity can cause severe constrictions to blood flow.
- Utilizing comfortable foot wear.
- Cessation of smoking, which can improve overall bodily functions.
- Decreasing the amount of salt intake which can have a positive effect on blood vessels.
Although poor circulation can cause severe complications, it can be reduced in seriousness by following the above suggestions. It’s important to contact us if you notice symptoms associated with this condition so that you can proactively reduce any potential complications. We hope to treat your poor circulation so that the blood flow to your feet can be as vigorous as possible!
Poor Foot Circulation is a condition that is categorized as the precursor to many other complications to your overall foot and ankle health. It can cause many other health conditions or make worse the ones you already have. Poor foot circulation can occur because of obesity, no exercise or a poor nutritional lifestyle. Such activities can allow for arteries that carry blood and nutrients around the body to become ailing. A reduced blood flow causes a reduction in oxygen to be delivered to all parts of the body. This can slow down the body’s ability to fight off infections and diseases such as diabetes or high cholesterol. Nerve damage (highly prevalent in diabetics) can cause foot deformities that place abnormal amounts of pressure on all parts of the foot. This unequal amount of pressure leads to sores or even ulcers. Poor circulation also hinders injuries from healing in a normal amount of time. Poor circulation, not timely tackled, can cause serious disorders in the feet.
Our team of doctors are experienced in treating problems with circulation. Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., will help to ensure that any risks of further complications are prevented through a regimented treatment schedule. Visit us at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill, Bristol, Middletown, Glastonbury, Newington and Kensington, Connecticut. Visiting us is important since your body’s circulation system is accountable for routing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to all parts of your body. As mentioned above, if blood flow to your body is reduced, you will have poor circulation and thereby develop complications in your feet. It’s important to treat the underlying causes of poor circulation and not just the symptoms. It’s also helpful to get rid of risks for poor circulation such as failing to exercise, smoking on a regular basis and gaining a large amount of weight. Also, people who suffer diabetes must make sure they control their blood sugar levels to ensure they have proper circulation. Don’t forget to contact us to take back control of your foot health!