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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling. No circulation issue. Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound. No clot. No doctor I've seen knows what it could be.

Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling. No circulation issue. Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound. No clot. No doctor I've seen knows what it could be.

Hard to be certain..: It's asking a lot of us online to come up with an answer. Lots of questions and an exam needed to try. If the pain and swelling is localized to a joint, e.g., your ankle, then you may want to ask if you were tested for different kinds of arthritis, e.g., lyme, rheumatoid, other infection, or gout. Not sure what else to offer. Good luck. ...Read more

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My toes turn blue if I sit or let them hang. Leg red & hurts. My dr checked pulse in foot and said It isn't circulation issue. What else cld it be?

My toes turn blue if I sit or let them hang. Leg red & hurts. My dr checked pulse in foot and said It isn't circulation issue. What else cld it be?

Good chance of Clot.: You had better have your circulation checked again and soon. Pulses have nothing to do with it. More than likely, a vein in your leg is blocked to some degree, not allowing the blood drain from the leg. This is known as a blood clot and can be dangerous if not treated immediately. Do not take this lightly. To remove all doubt, you need to either call your doctor or visit the emergency room. ...Read more

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Circulation booster for feet and legs, do they work?

Exercise: Walking or other forms of exercise for feet/legs will help circulation. There are various medication which can help as well as natural foods. If there is an abnormal blockage of a blood vessel this can be addressed. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes bad circulation in feet and legs and how is it treated?

What causes bad circulation in feet and legs and how is it treated?

Bad LE circulation: Poor leg/foot circulation is caused by a combination of things like:
your inherited genes, lifestyle choices like poor dietary habits, cigarette smoking, associated conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. No single thing causes it, but rather the combination of many factors such as some of those listed above. ...Read more

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What can I do to reverse poor circulation in my legs and feet?

What can I do to reverse poor circulation in my legs and feet?

Poor circulation?: Foremost, let me say that again...Foremost is stop smoking (for those who are), healthy diet, control blood pressure and blood sugars. Keep cholesterol under control w help of your physician and regular exercise. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I'm due for my Percocets, my legs and feet are cold? Circulation related? Or am I just weird?

Opiates: Are you experiencing mild opiate withdrawal? how often do you take them and for how long have you been taking them? I would be concerned about withdrawal symptom. Other things you might be noticing? Sweating, restlessness, irritability, insomnia?? ...Read more

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I have a really painful foot and leg it feels the blood circulation not write as if its being strangled haven't hurt it or banged it its keeps happen?

I have a really painful foot and leg it feels the blood circulation not write as if its being strangled haven't hurt it or banged it its keeps happen?

Evaluation: If this continues and if there is foot discoloration then you should be seen by pcp who will determine what specialist to send you to. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of poor circulation in the leg with top of foot burning the day before?

What are the possible causes of poor circulation in the leg with top of foot burning the day before?

Causes of poor: Leg circulation can be smoking, elevated cholesterol, fatty deposits in the arterial wall, radiation exposure. There are systemic diseases like diabetes that have increased chances of developing peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease does not develop overnight so your day before top of the foot burning pain is not such an important clue. ...Read more

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Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Yes and no: The are medical devices such as over the counter arch supports or physician prescribed orthotics that may help with your arch problems. Poor circulation usually requires a good evaluation to determine the cause before deciding what treatment may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Burning feet: Yes poor circulation can cause those things but at times worn out nerve endings (neuropathy) can also be responsible. Ask your doctor and if he is not certain he/she can ask a vascular surgeon to help sort it out. That is an issue they have to sort out frequently. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

No: Aaas can be repaired using open surgical techniques or endovascular techniques. There are anatomical limitations to which aneurysms can be repaired using endovascular techniques. All aaas can be repaired using open techniques. The more complex the anatomy the bigger the surgery required. ...Read more

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Core temp 92°F, temp in feet 75°F. Could this be blood perfusion issue causing leg pain/weakness/burning? Ultrasound shows normal blood circulation.

Core temp 92°F, temp in feet 75°F. Could this be blood perfusion issue causing leg pain/weakness/burning? Ultrasound shows normal blood circulation.

Leg pain/weakness/burning: Are your symptom's uni or bilateral? A neurologic problem may be present, How do you check your "core" and internal foot temperature? ...Read more

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I have swollen feet and ankles and legs they have been like this since I was 12, what can I do to help my circulation and have a more normal foot siz?

I have swollen feet and ankles and legs they have been like this since I was 12, what can I do to help my circulation and have a more normal foot siz?

Vascular: Have a vascular specialist evaluate your legs for adequate blood flow - both arterial and venous.

Any family history of leg swelling?

You may benefit from lower extremity compression therapy

note sodium restrictions and fluid retention. ...Read more

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What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when I awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when I awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

Two separate problem: Poor circulation should always be followed up by a vasc doctor. There are many reasons for possible neuropathy including but not limited to system disease, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medications or medical treatments. ...Read more

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Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Possible: It is unusual for it to be intermittent but a Doppler study of your leg while give you the answer. All the best. ...Read more

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What can help with leg/feet circulation? I often get numb and painful burning feet/swelling so I elevate them and use deep heat creams or icy cold

Need a diagnosis: It may not be circulation. It could be neurologic or erythromelagia. Please see your physician and get the approriate evalaution ...Read more

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I wore tight knee high boots for 3-5 hrs. They cut off circulation. Feet went numb. Now I have pain behind my leg. Could this be DVT? I'm young&healthy.

I wore tight knee high boots for 3-5 hrs. They cut off circulation. Feet went numb. Now I have pain behind my leg. Could this be DVT? I'm young&healthy.

Unlikely: In ' young & healthy ' active person to develop DVT by wearing right boots, but see your doctor if suspicious will do a doppler study and and clears your mind. ...Read more

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Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Peripheral disease: Sounds like peripheral vascular disease. It is important to have a good physical exam and likely some testing to evaluate what the next treatment would be for you.

Concerning things would be ulcers in feet, non healing wounds, which you need to take care of imediately ...Read more

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Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read more

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When I am on my feet for a long time I get red welts on my legs that feel warm to the touch. My concern is because my father had poor circulation in his legs, my mother had her leg amputated becaus e of poor circulation.

When I am on my feet for a long time I get red welts on my legs that feel warm to the touch. My concern is because my father had poor circulation in his legs, my mother had her leg amputated becaus e of poor circulation.

Leg: Leg symptoms that increase with standing (swelling, itching, bulging veins, pain, and--possibly--welts as you describe) suggest a problem with blood flow out of the leg. Blood gets back to the heart, against gravity, because of the pumping action of the leg veins. The system requires three things: muscle contractions, one-way valves in the veins, and an open channel for blood to flow through. Of these, the most piece that fails most often is the valves. When they let blood flow the wrong way, down the leg, you get the symptoms listed above.

The best way to sort this out is to have your legs evaluated with ultrasound. An ultrasound study is really the only way to know whether the valves are working normally and whether there's some kind of blockage. ...Read more

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What ways are there to increase foot circulation if you are diabetic?

Diabetic circulation: Yes there are. A diabetic can be referred to a vascular surgeon for an evaluation. There are several tests that we use to determine the type and level of blockages in the lower extremity. Once this testing is completed, the vascular surgeon can discuss the timing and need for the procedure with the patient. ...Read more

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What works most effectively for a diabetic to do to improve foot circulation?

What works most effectively for a diabetic to do to improve foot circulation?

Walking program!: This is one of those use-it-or-lose-it times! The more you stay active, the better. Now, by active I don't mean running marathons or playing contact sports--i want you to park farther back in the supermarket parking lot, I want you to walk around the block three times a week, I want you to spend some time out of a recliner during the day. Little things keep the blood pumping! ...Read more

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I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

No: Very unlikely that pain would lead to poor circulation especially in a 34 year old. You would have to have some heavy risk factors especially smoking to have arterial disease at such a young age. Raynauds can affect ladies your age but not usually in the warm weather. Certainly if your symptoms worsen you should see someone. ...Read more

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LEFT LOWER LEG IS SWOLEN AND DISCOLOURED. THERE IS A GOOD PEDAL PULSE, AND NO PAIN. VENOUS DOPLER DONE ONE YEAR AGO SHOWED GOOD CIRCULATION. RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION SURGERY SHOWED NO VARICOSE VEINS. The LEFT leg is still swollen?

LEFT LOWER LEG IS SWOLEN AND DISCOLOURED. THERE IS A GOOD PEDAL PULSE, AND NO PAIN. VENOUS DOPLER DONE ONE YEAR AGO SHOWED GOOD CIRCULATION. RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION SURGERY SHOWED NO VARICOSE VEINS. The LEFT leg is still swollen?

Here are some...: Clearly, you have interstitial fluid retention resulting from either venous or lymphatic incompetency. After a one-year interval, it is logical to be reevaluated by following instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. For now, regularly apply leg elevation + wearing leg compression stock with/without re-wrapping elastic bandage + leg exercise 2-3 times daily. Best wish... ...Read more

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My left calf swelled up as I was walking, now I don't circulation in my foot. The cause?

H/O DVT: If you have a history of DVT and your calf swells up with pain and redness, you may have another DVT in your calf/knee. Please see a physician at your nearest ed because a DVT can loosen and the clot can travel to your lungs. ...Read more

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5'2 and 105lbs. I've had ankle aches my whole life. They are recently worse. My feet are always cold. I wear socks all the time. It's not circulation

5'2 and 105lbs. I've had ankle aches my whole life. They are recently worse. My feet are always cold. I wear socks all the time. It's not circulation

Neuropathy can do it: Overall, it sounds like your circulation is good. But it may be involved indirectly. Nerves control the opening and clamping of arteries. Nerves also give you the perception of temperature and pain. From my experience, it seems that neuropathy is quite common. Diabetes can cause neuroapthy, as can arthritis of the spine, vitamin b6 deficiency, to name a few. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bad circultion in my legs. Why do my feet always burn?

There are many: Reasons feet can burn including pinched nerves in feet or lower back, systemic disease like diabetes etc if you suspect your circulation to be poor I would suggest non invasive vascular testing. ...Read more