Poor Circulation (Arterial Insufficiency)


 


Poor Circulation (Arterial Insufficiency)

This common circulatory problem is also referred to as “peripheral arterial disease” and occurs when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms can include leg pain, leg weakness or numbness, and coldness in the lower leg and foot. When poor blood flow occurs, cells can begin to die and tissues may become damaged, leading to slow-healing ulcers. 

Individuals with certain conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and blockage of lymph vessels, should be aware of these symptoms and take action right away if they worsen or do not improve. If you have noticed sores that are dark red or black in color, have raised edges, or areas of the skin appear tight and shiny, rest assured that you will receive quality care and knowledgeable answers from Advanced Foot, Ankle, and Wound Specialists

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