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Symptoms of Poor Circulation in the Feet

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:00

Poor circulation in the feet manifests through various symptoms, possibly indicating underlying health issues. Cold feet are a common sign, often accompanied by tingling or numbness due to reduced blood flow. Swelling can occur as fluid accumulates, causing discomfort and making it difficult to wear shoes. Pain and a sense of heaviness in the feet may also develop, impacting mobility and daily activities. Discoloration, such as a bluish or pale hue, suggests insufficient oxygen supply. Additionally, poor circulation can lead to itchy rashes or dry skin, exacerbating discomfort. Improving circulation through lifestyle changes, medical treatments, and proper foot care may alleviate these issues. If you have any of the above symptoms, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat poor circulation.

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 one of our podiatrists of Summerlin Foot & Ankle. Our doctors 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.


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 our office located in Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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