Can I increase blood flow to my feet?

To increase blood flow to your feet and legs, you need to address the underlying causes, like injury, vascular diseases, or unhealthy lifestyles. An injury can cause scar tissue that narrows blood vessels and slows down your circulation. Blood vessel diseases from plaque buildup have the same result. That’s why some common sense lifestyle changes can do so much to improve your health. Here are a few:

  • Stop smoking – it constricts your blood vessels
  • Exercise – to remove plaque from the artery linings
  • Eat right – to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and weight
  • Keep warm – socks and blankets stop cold blood vessels from contracting
  • Elevate your feet – to make it easier for blood to return to your heart

Sometimes you may need more help than home remedies. There are medications to help control blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Surgery using a balloon or a stent is also a possibility, as well as procedures to by-pass the blockage.

When cold feet, leg pain, or other symptoms indicate poor circulation, come visit the foot doctors at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Call our Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO, offices at (303) 423-2520 for an appointment.