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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?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 are signs of poor circulation in feet for diabetics type 2.?

What are signs of poor circulation in feet for diabetics type 2.?

Pain, foot ulcers: Leg pain when walking a short distance, called "claudication"
foot or toe ulcers
numbess in the foot or lack of sensation. ...Read more

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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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Feet stay cold no swelling do poor circulation cause if so can it be treated thanks?

Feet stay cold no swelling do poor circulation cause if so can it be treated thanks?

Yes; but other possb: Yes, poor circulation can cause persistently cold feet (even in the summer); but there are other causes as well (Raynaud's phenomenon, autoimmune disease, blood-borne disorders). And some people are just "born that way". The former conditions can be treated; the latter is left alone (if you are "born that way", then doctors "let it be"). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss & try for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whenever I get cold feet, they look weird and sort of blotchy, could it be caused by poor circulation?

Whenever I get cold feet, they look weird and sort of blotchy, could it be caused by poor circulation?

Cold feet: It is possible but it could also be raynaud's which an aberrant response to cold. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...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 could cause poor circulation in my feet?

What could cause poor circulation in my feet?

Smoking: If you are a smoker this causes micro and macro vascular issues. There are many other causes as well. A vascular doctor can help with further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is poor circulation in my feet be a sign of?

What is poor circulation in my feet be a sign of?

P.A.D.: Peripheral arterial disease (p.A.D.) can present as "poor circulation". This is easily diagnosed by non invasive tests by your pcp or vascular specialist. P.A.D. Can be a marker of c.A.D (coronary artery disease). ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for poor circulation on feet?

What's recommended as a cure for poor circulation on feet?

Diagnosis: Stop smoking
control diabetes
control weight

but need real diagnosis and vascular evaluation.
Some folks need survival intervention to improve or cure. ...Read more

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What can be done for raynards syndrome. Have poor circulation to the feet.

What can be done for raynards syndrome. Have poor circulation to the feet.

Raynaud's: This is a condition of cold fingers (and/or toes) that is often associated with the finger turning colors (blue, white, red). The cause is usually related to a cold stimulus, and resolves after warming up the hands/feet. It is due to spasm of the tiny capillaries, not due to "blocked arteries". There are some meds that make it worse, and some that can make it better. See your Dr for more advice. ...Read more

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Both of my feet are dark colored and they often hurt. Do you think I have poor circulation?

Both of my feet are dark colored and they often hurt. Do you think I have poor circulation?

Possible: Do you smoke? At 32 it is unusual to have poor circulation but not impossible. So see your doctor, podiatrist, or vascular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have poor circulation in my feet, does anyone know how I can make the circulation better?

I'm starting to think I have poor circulation in my feet, does anyone know how I can make the circulation better?

First get tested: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. First get your legs tested before you set off on a treatment plan that may be expensive, dangerous, and unnecessary. ...Read more

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What can cause poor circulation in your hands and feet?

Several: Heart disease, smoking, raynaud's syndrome, caffeine and diabetes can all contribute to poor circulation in the extremities. ...Read more

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What could I do about poor circulation in my hands and feet?

What could I do about poor circulation in my hands and feet?

Warmth: Stay in good general health and keep the hands and feet protected and warm with gloves and good socks. ...Read more

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What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

Raynaud's: Can do this, a vasospasm of the blood vessels, clogged arteries, cholesterol deposits....Can all cause poor circulation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really poor circulation so my feet turn purple. Please help!?

Misinterpret: You misinterpret the color of your feet for "poor circulation". Poor circulation means inadequate arterial supply (blood rich in oxygen). Your feet turn purple when venous blood pools (blood low on oxygen, returning to the heart/lungs). Pooling occurs normally due to gravity and position. Obesity can be a factor for some people. I'll bet if U elevate your legs, the purple color will disappear! ...Read more

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What is causing poor circulation in my hands and feet when I wake up in the morning?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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When I sit for to long my feet start to go numb I am under the impression that this is poor circulation what can I do to improve it.?

When I sit for to long my feet start to go numb I am under the impression that this is poor circulation what can I do to improve it.?

May not be: Although circulatory problems may cause the symptoms you describe, you may also need to consider that sitting for a long time in the same position may be producing a compressive neurovascular problem. That is, sitting may be pressing on blood vessels or directly on nerves that then give you the sensation of numbness. Changing positions, chair, adding a pillow, or getting up often may solve it. ...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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My feet are pink. I believe from poor circulation. Should I see a doctor?

My feet are pink. I believe from poor circulation. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Even if your feet are pink you could still have poor circulation. If you have any concerns then please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Concerning poor circulation? Does drinking hot soup improve hands or feet circulation?

Concerning poor circulation? Does drinking hot soup improve hands or feet circulation?

Maybe: The contents of soup may help dilate vessels or the heat of it on your hands may do it. There may be natural vasodilators in the ingredients. Obviously you want to be careful that you do not burn yourself. Environmental factors do play a role in worsening or lessening the sensation of poor circulation. If this continues to be a problem, you should see your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...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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Paleness in my feet and hands and bluish lips. Poor circulation?

Paleness in my feet and hands and bluish lips. Poor circulation?

Temperature change: Can be caused by cool weather or air conditioning in sensitive people, ask your doctor if you have raynaud syndrome, smoking will make these symtoms worse. ...Read more

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Can too much drinking and smoking cause feet and hands to have poor circulation?

Smoking: Nicotine is a known vasoconstrictor. It is known to narrow vessels. Compounds in cigarettes also damage the insides of vessels. Excessive smoking magnifies the problem. This puts patients at risk for losing limbs. Drinking does not have the vascular issues but there are many other issues associated with heavy drinking. ...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?

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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Can itching, peeling hands and feet be a sign of poor circulation?

No: Itching and peeling of the hands is not due to circulation problems. Can be due to a variety of conditions including allergies. See a dermatologist. ...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