Signs of poor blood flow may include lack of hair growth on your legs and toes, brittle nails, dark skin discoloration, thin, shiny skin and persistent coldness in your feet. Other symptoms such as swelling and cramping during or after activities, as well as pain relief from hanging your legs off the bedside could also be symptoms of poor blood flow. Dr. Green and Dr. Jameson evaluate the blood flow to your feet through your dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial arteries during examination. If warranted, additional non-invasive studies may be recommended.
If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these symptoms described, please give Kansas City Foot and Ankle a call for an appointment. Don’t let poor blood flow keep you from enjoying your daily activities.