Poor Circulation Treatments
Poor circulation in the foot is a common trigger to many other foot health problems such as foot pain, gout, and sports injury. Regular checkups with our foot doctor to ensure your feet are in good healthy condition. Our food doctor will diagnose your condition and recommend the best poor circulation treatments to help you recover fast. Contact us today!
What cause poor circulation in the foot?
Having poor circulation in feet usually indicates that another underlying condition exists like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Poor circulation on its own is typically characterized with symptoms of leg numbness, weak pulse in the legs, inadequate healing of wounds on the foot or leg, and more.
Poor circulation in your legs may often caused by Peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a circulatory condition that causes narrowing of the blood vessels and arteries in your leg or feet. PAD is commonly associated with a condition called atherosclerosis, arteries stiffen due to plaque buildup in the arteries and blood vessels. Both medical conditions decrease blood flow to your extremities and can result in pain.
Some common causes of poor circulation in the foot include:
- Blood clots
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Lake of regular exercise
- Raynaud’s disease
- Varicose veins
Common poor foot circulation symptoms
A few visible symptoms of poor circulation in the foot include:
- Nerve damage
- Tissue damage
- Muscle cramps
- Foot Pain
Untreated poor circulation on your leg or foot will increase the risk of creating other foot or ankle problems.
How to diagnose poor circulation on the foot?
A proper diagnose with our experienced podiatrist is the first step to treat poor circulation on the foot. Our foot doctor will ask you about your known family history, existing symptoms, and related disease. The doctor will do a physical exam, which will help our foot doctor better access your risk factor and recommend the appropriate treatments. A diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease done by experience our foot doctor means a person is at risk for other blockages in other arteries. Patients with the peripheral arterial disease are often screened for blockages in the arteries serving the heart and brain.
Other than the common physical exam on your foot for poor circulation, some methods will also be used:
- Antibodies blood test – to detect inflammatory conditions, such as Raynaud’s disease
- Blood pressure tests including testing of the legs
- Blood sugar test for diabetes
- Blood testing to look for high levels of D dimer in the case of a blood clot
- Ultrasound or CT scan
What are the poor circulation treatments?
Poor circulation treatment depends on the patient’s individual condition causing it. treatments may include:
- Compression socks for painful, swollen legs
- Special exercise program recommended by your doctor to increase circulation
- Insulin for diabetes
- Laser or endoscopic vein surgery for varicose veins
- Bypass surgery to improve circulation in the legs
- Medications for treating the poor circulation on the feet may include clot-dissolving drugs, as well as blood-thinners depending on your condition. Alpha-blockers and calcium channel blockers are used to treat Raynaud’s disease.
Regular monitor the poor circulation on the feet is recommended by our foot doctor in Scottsdale. This means it is important to schedule an appointment for your poor circulation treatments and to have us evaluate your feet to determine any underlying conditions and the best treatment plan.