There are many ways to improve circulation in your lower limbs. In fact, this is important if you suffer from cold feet, muscle cramps, or trouble with wounds. Lifestyle changes can have a big impact. If you spend most of your time standing, walk around a bit and take breaks to sit. If you spend most of your time sitting, take breaks to walk and stand. Don’t stay in one position for too long. Exercise regularly to boost your heart rate and send more blood to your extremities as well.
Don’t wear tight footwear that could restrict blood flow. Drink plenty of water and eat healthily. Cut down the saturated fats that could contribute to plaque build-up in the blood. Instead, opt for healthy veggies and fruits. Cut tobacco from your life as well, since it can stiffen arteries.
Our team at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona will help you set up a plan to manage circulation problems, from peripheral arterial disease to Raynaud’s disease. Make an appointment online, or by calling or faxing: call the Gilbert office at (480) 981-1800 or fax to (480) 981-0229; call the Chandler office at (480) 963-9000 or fax to (480) 963-0375.