3 Common Causes and Symptoms of Poor Blood Circulation

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Here at Precision Podiatry, we see many patients suffering from poor circulation in their feet. Some common symptoms that serve as indicators of poor circulation include swelling, muscle and joint cramping, numbness, or a “pins and needles” sensation in their feet. Recognizing circulatory system symptoms is a valuable first step in determining their root cause and having a treatment plan drawn up.

Blood Clots

While they can develop anywhere in the body, the legs and arms are the most common places for a blood clot to occur. Left unresolved, a blood clot can cause serious health problems and lead to serious circulation problems. By impeding normal blood circulation in your body, blood clots can lead to symptoms far beyond poor circulation.

Diabetes

Since diabetes can cause your blood vessels to narrow and harden, poor blood flow is a common symptom that patients suffering from diabetes face. Those suffering from diabetes also have a higher risk of developing peripheral arterial disease.

Raynaud’s Disease

A disease that causes your smaller arteries to narrow, Raynaud’s disease is known to limit blood circulation. Toes and fingers that are numb and cold may be an indicator of Raynaud’s disease. While it is a manageable health problem for most people, left untreated the disease can cause considerable damage.

Regardless of what conditions may be causing poor circulation, early detection by a podiatrist can make developing a treatment plan considerably easier. Consistent exercise is a relatively simple part of a treatment plan that can help with blood circulation by stimulating blood flow. If you’re experience any symptoms that may be indicative of poor circulation, contact us today to get an appointment schedule with an experienced podiatrist at Precision Podiatry.

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