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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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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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What sitting or standing position can lead to poor circulation in the foot?

What sitting or standing position can lead to poor circulation in the foot?

Probably neither one: Sitting on ones leg may cause numbness due to possible compression of a nerve, but it will not cause "poor circulation". ...Read more

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Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Are foot ulcers from poor circulation?

Sometimes: Poor circulation or clots can certainly cause an ulcer. However people with neuropathy, who have little or no sensation on the feet are also very prone to ulcers: especially is any part of the foot is under a learge amount of pressure. Trauma and infection as well as pressure sores can also cause ulcers. ...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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I had op on l3/4 nerve was damaged then developed DVT sometimes my right foot is very cold could it be poor circulation or is this usual?

I had op on l3/4 nerve was damaged then developed DVT sometimes my right foot is very cold could it be poor circulation or is this usual?

Cold foot: Poor circulation could contribute to having the sensation of a cold foot at times. If the coldness is also associated with pain, this maybe a more serious problem. The history of a DVT could potentially contribute to this as well and an ultrasound could be useful to determine if the DVT is still there or if there is another issue with the veins in your leg. I hope this helps clarify this a bit. ...Read more

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I got a lrge tattoo on my foot a week ago. It hurts when it isn't elevated. I have poor circulation and immune system from anorexia. Is my foot ok?

I got a lrge tattoo on my foot a week ago. It hurts when it isn't elevated. I have poor circulation and immune system from anorexia. Is my foot ok?

What are you doing?: You should be concerned about your eating disorder if it is affecting your circulation. I hope you are seeing a psychiatrist as well as internist and dietician. Getting a tattoo is one of the worst things you could do with impaired immune system. I advise a comprehensive eating disorders program to help point out your self destructive behavior and learn healthier alternatives. ...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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Can you find your pulse in your foot with bad circulation?

Can you find your pulse in your foot with bad circulation?

In two places: The posterior tibial artery runs behind the inner ankle bone prominence. The dorsel pedal artery runs down the middle of the top of the foot. These may be hard to find on yourself, because you have to bend your leg to feel your foot. Try trading pulse-feeling with a friend. And yes, poor circulation may make these pulses harder to feel, or decrease them altogether. ...Read more

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I have bad circulation in right foot and I'm assuming it's from frequent drinking and social cocaine use. How long after quitting will it come back?

I have bad circulation in right foot and I'm assuming it's from frequent drinking and social cocaine use. How long after quitting will it come back?

Impossible to say: Some of the problems may be from spasm to arteries caused by tobacco and cocaine, and this will stop soon after you quit those drugs. If there is already arteriosclerosis, that may slowly resolve. Most smoking problems begin to get better as soon as you stop, but many may take years before they completely go back to baseline. Good luck with quitting, and get help if you need it. ...Read more

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Bad circulation right side of body. Right foot stiff, right hand loss of strength and gum disease right side in mouth?

Bad circulation right side of body. Right foot stiff, right hand loss of strength and gum disease right side in mouth?

Separate conditions: 1. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. 2. If you have the signs or symptoms of gum disease, you should consult your dentist. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's.

If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death. ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm a diabetic and I don't get good circulation in my big toe?

What can I do if I'm a diabetic and I don't get good circulation in my big toe?

Circulation: Diabetes can affect the small blood vessels by calcifying (plaque) development. This is very common. You need to see a podiatrist or vascular surgeon or cardiologist to have an arterial doppler exam done on your legs and feet to determine flow. Additional testing such as mr or ct angiography may be necessary and a lower leg angioplasty may help. Keep walking and exercise! ...Read more

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How can a nerve cut off the circulation in the big toe?

How can a nerve cut off the circulation in the big toe?

I don't: Believe they do.....Not in the big toe at least. Unless, there was some messed up anatomy this is certainly not typical. ...Read more

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What might cause toes to curl up and seize during sleep, or when horizontal. May be accompanied by numbness & tingling (poor circulation?)?

What might cause toes to curl up and seize during sleep, or when horizontal. May be accompanied by numbness & tingling (poor circulation?)?

Probably not: Toe curling is more often caused by muscle cramping. This is usually from fatigue from poor support or faulty biomechanics. Sometimes dehydration or electrolyte imbalance is to blame. Poor circulation will usually cause pain when active rather than at rest. See your podiatrist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have poor circulation in my feet, they turn purple when I'm sitting for 2 mins. Now one of my toes feels different like its getting numb. Why?

I have poor circulation in my feet, they turn purple when I'm sitting for 2 mins. Now one of my toes feels different like its getting numb. Why?

Feet numbness: Try to sit in a proper way with your back straight. Increase your activity & eatibg healthy can help. Besides, if you drink caffienated drinks, try to replace with water and other healthier drinks. If persisits, then need to see your PCP. ...Read more

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Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Intermittent s pain in big toe, red hard lump, no heat, swelling, shoes don't affect it, worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off, bunion or gout?

Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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If my toes are always cold, does it mean I have bad circulation?

If my toes are always cold, does it mean I have bad circulation?

Cold & circulation: No it does not necessarily. As long as your toes eventually warm up your circulation is probably okay. It might be a sign of poor circulation if they do not warm up overnight. It is ok to wear socks to bed too. ...Read more

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Cold feet and toes that turn purple. Do I have bad circulation?

Cold feet and toes that turn purple. Do I have bad circulation?

Yes: Now, you need to determine if it is large or small vessel disease. See a vascular doctor.
You may have raynaud's which is a vasospasm of the blood vessels causing this problem. ...Read more

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After I had lower back surgery, my left foot is numb. Doctor said I have poor circulation and that the pulse in my left foot is slower than my right. He said it could be too much fat being absorbed.

After I had lower back surgery, my left foot is numb. Doctor said I have poor circulation and that the pulse in my left foot is slower than my right. He said it could be too much fat being absorbed.

I'm: I'm sorry you're having problems with your legs and feet. Unfortunately, without an examination and further testing (nerve conduction studies, repeat MRI of your lower back, etc.) it's simply not possible to determine why you're having these symptoms.
Depending on the type of surgery you had, your numbness could be caused by transient inflammation and swelling around the surgical site. Such swelling could compress nearby nerve roots and cause numbness in your lower extremities. Alternatively, it's possible your legs or ankles were crossed or compressed during surgery or shortly thereafter, when you were too sedated to change positions. This could cause a "palsy" in one or more of the peripheral nerves in your legs. Given time, this, too, should resolve. Finally, it's possible you experienced some as yet undetected damage during your surgery that injured the nerves in your back. If that's the case, your numbness might be permanent.
You may need to consult a neurologist or neurosurgeon to get the answers to your questions.
I hope things go well for you! ...Read more

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I have about 50% lack of circulation in one toe on each foot. For no apparent reason. It's been about three weeks?

I have about 50% lack of circulation in one toe on each foot. For no apparent reason. It's been about three weeks?

See doctor ASAP: One possible reason for lack of circulation to toes and fingers is diabetes. This can be life threatening and many peaple with diabetes do not realize they have it. While there may be other causes for your problem this should be checked out asap. ...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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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst.
Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation
you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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Will the foot swell and stay swollen if you cut of circulation?

Will the foot swell and stay swollen if you cut of circulation?

Out of circulation?: Blood is delivered to the foot by the arteries and removed from the foot by the veins. Lymphatic vessels also help to drain fluid from the foot. If you cut off the artery, the you will have severe problems and a swollen foot is not one of them. If you reduce the blood flow of the veins or lymph fluid, then expect to see either short or long term swelling. Either way, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Does using an ACE bandage cut off circulation to your foot?

Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...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

Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more