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Poor circulation in the feet is a major concern because it may signal other health problems. Circulatory problems may be marked by persistent, unusual feeling of cold, numbness, tingling, swelling, burning or fatigue in feet and legs. Other symptoms may include discoloured skin, dry skin, absence of hair on feet or legs, or cramping or tightness in leg muscles.

CAUSES OF POOR CIRCULATION

  • Hypertension and/or cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney, heart or circulatory problems
  • Smoking

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Don't wear tight clothing on your legs or feet (e.g.tights, girdles, thigh-highs or knee-highs or dress socks that constrict)
  • Walking can increase the size and improve the efficiency of the tiny vessels that supply blood to tissues.
  • Anyone diagnosed with poor circulation should see a doctor before beginning exercise walking.
  • Tell your Foot Health Practitioner about any pre-existing condition you may have, including hypertension, diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, anaemia
    or kidney problems.

WHAT CAN A Foot Health practitioner DO FOR YOU?

  • Conduct vascular examination.
  • Provide advice on preventing the development of sores, infections or non-healing ulcers.
  • Evaluate the need for referral to a vascular surgeon

Contact Us

mapTrekeek Foot Health Clinic, Trekeek Farm, Camelford, Cornwall, PL32 9UB

map01840 213054