At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we often see Middlesex County patients suffering from poor circulation but are unaware of it. Your circulatory system is responsible for bringing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to every cell in your body. Since your feet are the part of you farthest from the heart, they may be the first to send up warning signs indicating a slow circulation down. Below are some symptoms that may indicate poor circulation:              

  • Feet frequently feel cold, regardless of temperature where you are

  • Feelings of numbness

  • Skin discoloration turning blue, red, white, or purple

  • Hair loss on legs, feet, and toes

  • Dry skin, cracking

  • Wounds seem to be slow to heal

  • Weak toenails

Causes of poor circulation

For some patients, circulation may be impeded when they spend time outside in the cold or stand or sit in one position for a long period. Poor circulation can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition, including:

  • Diabetes—when you don’t manage diabetes effectively and blood glucose levels remain high for an extended period; blood vessels can be damaged.

  • Raynaud’s Disease— condition causes blood vessels to narrow when exposed to cold temperatures. Raynaud's can also trigger stress and another illness or medical treatment, such as chemotherapy.

  • Arteriosclerosis—high blood pressure can result in a hardening of the arteries.

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease— is characterized by plaque buildup in the arteries, which restricts blood flow.

Improving Circulation

Suppose you recognize any of the signs of poor circulation. In that case, it's important that you make an appointment at our Cromwell office by calling 860-632-5499 so that our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, can examine your feet and ankles. The foot doctor will determine if poor circulation is present and track down the source. There are some steps you can take at home to improve circulation to your feet. These include:

  • Stay active

  • Don’t sit with legs crossed

  • Stop smoking

  • Limit caffeine and alcohol

  • Wear compression socks

  • Keep feet warm

If you have questions about poor circulation and your feet, contact us, 860-632-5499 for your appointment.

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162 West St Ste K Cromwell, CT 06416