The circulation in your body plays a large role in your health and quality of life. When you have poor circulation, you can deal with many uncomfortable symptoms that make living life more difficult. Plus, poor circulation can also be a sign of more concerning medical conditions or increase your risk of more severe problems.
Because your blood brings oxygen and nutrients to your body, poor circulation can impact everything from your liver to your skin. Poor circulation is common in the feet, and if you do have signs of poor circulation, it’s wise to book an appointment with us at Heart of Dixie Vein & Vascular Center.
Learn more about the signs of poor circulation in feet in this guide from our vein and vascular experts.
Sign 1: Numbness in Your Feet
Have you ever felt your feet fall asleep? While this can happen to anyone, especially if you’re holding your feet in the same position for too long, frequent numbness or tingling in your feet isn’t a good sign. If you often notice numbness, it could be a circulation problem or a sign of another condition like diabetes.
Sign 2: Cold Feet Even When It’s Warm
Do you feel like your feet are always cold, even when the temperatures are warm? Dealing with constantly cold feet is uncomfortable and annoying, and the underlying cause could be your circulation. If this is a common problem for you, it’s a good idea to reach out and make an appointment with a doctor.
Sign 3: Wounds Not Healing
If you get a cut or sore on your foot, notice how quickly it heals. If it seems like the healing process is much slower than it used to be, this is a cause for concern. Poor circulation impacts your blood vessels and can slow down healing of minor sores and wounds.
Learn more about how to keep your vascular system healthy, or reach out if you have concerning symptoms like wounds that won’t heal.
Sign 4: Blue or Purple Skin
Have you noticed that your feet often look blue or purple? Seeing discolored skin can be alarming, and you might wonder if you are getting frostbite or something similar. If you notice blue or purple skin on your feet, especially in conditions that aren’t very cold, it’s definitely best to have your circulation evaluated.
Sign 5: Dry Skin
Dry, cracked skin on your feet is annoying. You may find that your skin snags on your clothes or blankets, and you may use lots of lotion to no relief. Dry, chafed skin is also a sign of poor circulation in feet, so it’s worth looking into the underlying cause.
Treatment and Diagnosis for Circulation Issues
If you have poor circulation in your feet, it could be a sign of a more concerning vascular issue, such as peripheral artery disease. If you’ve noticed some of these symptoms, make an appointment at Heart of Dixie Vein & Vascular Center. Our professionals can assess your circulation and diagnose underlying issues, and then find the right treatment options. Call today to learn more.