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!