Poor blood flow is often caused by a narrowing of arteries, which means that less oxygen is brought to your legs and feet. The loss of oxygen is troubling because proper flow supplies the tissues with nutrients to help your body heal itself and function normally.
Cuts and scrapes that seem like minor problems need to be taken more seriously, as they can take longer to heal and may develop into wounds. In fact, some of these problems may not heal unless they’re treated by a podiatrist, like Dr. McDowell or Dr. Gavin P. Ripp. If not properly cared for, those slow-healing wounds could develop into ulcers that may result in amputation.
Circulation problems in the feet and legs are often categorized as Peripheral Arterial Disease. We can help treat your condition at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group. Successful recovery from circulation problems usually require you to quit smoking, get more exercise, and manage your diabetes more closely. Please call us at (916) 961-3434 or drop by our office in Carmichael, CA, to schedule an appointment. We also serve Roseville, Rocklin, and the surrounding Sacramento area.