Poor circulation can lead to multiple issues and conditions in the lower extremity, and it is important to seek medical attention from a qualified podiatrist like Dr. Khavari at Carrollton Foot Center if you are experiencing symptoms. Symptoms of poor circulation can include cramping, numbness, burning, and weakness in the lower legs and feet. In diabetic patients, poor circulation can be especially dangerous as it can lead to poor wound healing and increase the chances of amputation.
To evaluate for poor circulation, Dr. Khavari may recommend yearly circulation studies for certain patients to rule out blood clotting and determine the need for vascular intervention. If poor ultrasound results are present, the patient will be referred to a vascular specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
Early intervention is key in addressing poor circulation, as it can lead to a number of complications such as ulcerations, infections, and even amputations. Dr. Khavari will work with you to determine the best course of treatment, which may include lifestyle changes, medication, and/or surgical intervention depending on the severity of the condition.
It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms of poor circulation, as early intervention can greatly improve outcomes and prevent more serious complications down the line. Dr. Khavari at Carrollton Foot Center has the expertise and experience to help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall foot health.