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are the purplish feet symptoms of poor blood circulation, in an otherwise healthy person?

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Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 47 years experience
Sometimes: If they turn purple when you are standing up it could mean that your circulation is impaired. You could also have a vascular condition that causes constriction of the blood vessels. Have it checked by a vascular specialist.

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