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Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin on your feet at 55?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: It depends
It is generally not normal but maybe not dangerous.
If you have purple-blue feet that are cold and painful when your feet are up and better when your feet are down, see a doctor immediately. The arterial supply in your legs may be dangerously compromised. If you have painful purple-blue feet when your legs are down and the color improves when they are up, it's likely related to varicose veins.

In brief: It depends
It is generally not normal but maybe not dangerous.
If you have purple-blue feet that are cold and painful when your feet are up and better when your feet are down, see a doctor immediately. The arterial supply in your legs may be dangerously compromised. If you have painful purple-blue feet when your legs are down and the color improves when they are up, it's likely related to varicose veins.
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