FAQ – Blood Flow

How do I know if I have good blood flow in my feet?

Similar to a doctor checking your wrist for a pulse, a podiatrist can check two main blood vessels

that circulate blood to your feet.  A weak pulse to your feet can be a sign of poor circulation. Other signs that can be indicative of poor blood flow are lack of hair growth, thin and shiny skin, brittle nails and dark skin discoloration. Symptoms you could be experiencing with poor blood flow include cramping in your legs after walking a certain distance or pain while lying in bed that is only relieved with hanging your legs to the side. If you are noticing any of these signs or symptoms, you should contact Advanced Podiatry for a complete work up of your circulation in your lower extremities.