Exercise is one of the few recommended home remedies for poor leg circulation, which is also known as peripheral artery disease, according to Cleveland Clinic. Most patients use a walking program to get their exercise.
Symptoms of poor circulation in the legs include numbness and burning, achy leg muscles, poorly healing sores and shiny skin and loss of hair on the legs, according to WebMD. Legs that feel cooler than arms and a light pulse in the feet are also peripheral artery diseas...
Some of the best treatments for diabetic nerve pain associated with poor leg circulation include walking, controlling blood sugar levels, using warm water treatment and taking pain relievers, advises WebMD. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the term used to describe ner...
Poorcirculation.org notes that medication can be used to treat poor circulation; however, there are many side effects. Quality Health lists a few effective ways to improve circulation, such as exercise, massage, compression stockings and herbs.
Exercise; smoking cessation; controlling blood pressure and cholesterol; and eating a healthy diet are ways to improve circulation in the legs, according to WebMD. Controlling blood sugar is also important, adds MedlinePlus. Medications and surgery are other options.
Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of poor blood circulation, according to MD-Health.com. Other possible causes are venous thrombosis, insufficient exercise, tight-fitting clothing and stress.
Bad blood circulation can cause leg pain, according to Mayo Clinic. This is known as claudication, or intermittent claudication. It usually strikes people when they are exercising, but it can progress to the point where the pain continues even when they're resting.