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Clothing and Poor Circulation

Poor circulation to the feet can occur in an individual when blood flow to the feet is lacking. There are admittedly many different important causes of poor circulation in the feet that everyone ought to be aware of if they are serious about protecting the health of their feet. One often overlooked cause of poor circulation is wearing pants that are too tight. Sometimes, for example, when an individual wears a small pair of skinny jeans, the tight clothing can cut off blood flow to the lower legs and feet. A feeling of numbness might be felt in the thigh that runs down to the feet. As a result, when an individual puts weight on their feet, it can feel as though the feet are not there. In other words, the feet can be particularly numb as a result of wearing skinny jeans. If you want to learn more about how clothing or footwear influences poor circulation in the feet, contact a podiatrist today.


Poor circulation is a serious condition and needs immediate medical attention. If you have any concerns with poor circulation in your feet contact Dr. Nicholas Przystawski of Central Florida Foot Care, PA. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Poor Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is can be caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.

Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. This can restrict the amount of blood which can flow through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs are sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.


Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development. It can also cause:

  • Muscle pain, stiffness, or weakness   
  • Numbness or cramping in the legs 
  • Skin discoloration
  • Slower nail & hair growth
  • Erectile dysfunction

Those who have diabetes or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation, as are those who are over 50. If you have poor circulation in the feet and legs it may be caused by PAD and is important to make changes to your lifestyle in order to reduce risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will dramatically improve conditions.

As always, see a podiatrist as he or she will assist in finding a regimen that suits you. A podiatrist can also prescribe you any needed medication. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Leesburg, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

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