Poor circulation

Tingling, throbbing and pain treatments

Poor Circulation

The purpose of the body’s circulation system is to transport blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. A reduction of blood to a specific part of the body may cause one to experience symptoms of poor circulation. 

The most common causes of poor circulation in the feet are obesity, diabetes, and heart conditions such as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Common symptoms of poor circulation include tingling, numbness, throbbing, pain and muscle cramps.

How we help with Poor Circulation

The significance to feet of peripheral vascular disease is that you are prone to ulceration and thus infection and cellulitis leading to sepsis. Also as the muscles and nerves are malnourished it can lead to neuropathy and its complications and a change to balance and gait. Occasionally it can lead to an acute situation so act quickly. 

At your appointment we can check your circulation with a specialised piece of equipment called a Doppler, this is in line with NICE government guidance and if we suspect an issue we can signpost or refer you to the appropriate services. Always we take hygiene in any foot treatment seriously and all equipment used is properly cleaned and maintained. Any instruments used are sterilized to 132 degrees and stored within regulation recommended pouches. 

To stay well and mobile follow the general foot health advice that we will issue,
control diabetes etc. stop smoking and be aware. If you require any further advice
ring for an appointment: