Poor Foot Circulation
Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee knows that your feet need to carry you through the day. And if they are not cooperating, you may want to ask yourself these a few simple questions to see if there is something more to your foot discomfort or pain.
- Do you feel like your feet have pins and needles poking into them?
- Do you have sores on your feet that are not healing right away?
- Have you noticed a slow growth pattern in your toe nails or toe hair?
- Are your feet cold while the rest of your body is at the right temperature?
- Have your feet become pale or changed in color to a light red or blue?
Life does not always allow the time or convenience to maintain your feet but Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can provide you with the treatment you need if you can identify with one or more of the following symptoms:
- Unhealthy lifestyle decisions
- Not exercising enough or not exercising at all
- Being overweight or obese without making changes to lose weight
- Poor food and meal choices
However, there are some helpful steps you can take to prevent poor foot circulation that does not require a huge change in your daily lifestyle:
- Good foot hygiene and taking care of your corns and calluses right away
- Inspect your feet for change in color or sores that have not healed
- Wear proper shoes that do not create pressure on parts of your feet
- See your doctor to treat wounds or infections before they become worse
If numbness or tingling in your feet occurs you may be at risk for more serious diseases. Some of these habits associated with the symptoms can cause an irregular blood flow to your organs or muscles and create permanent nerve damage. This could lead to problems such as diabetes, kidney damage or strokes. If this is something you are questioning it is time to call one of our offices in Fort Lee, Ringwood, New Jersey or Brooklyn, Flushing or Forest Hills, New York at 201-363-9662 for an appointment. Circulation is vital to good health and our feet need to keep moving for us to keep moving!