Leave Pain from Poor Circulation Behind
Blood swims through your arteries and veins, bringing oxygen and nutrients to all of your organs. But if you have poor circulation from peripheral artery disease (PAD) or another condition, this process can become painful. No matter what’s causing the issues with your blood flow, our pain specialists are here to keep you moving forward with a personalized care plan.
Throughout our AdventHealth network, you’ll find experts ready to diagnose circulation problems, educate you and ease your pain, as well as compassionate counselors standing by to support you. It’s all part of our whole-person approach to caring for you completely, in body, mind, and spirit.
Overcome the Persistent Pain from Poor Circulation
- Diagnosing Circulation Problems
Every morning is a new opportunity to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. If your blood isn’t pumping the way it should, this may be more difficult. When pain persists, the circulation experts at AdventHealth are here. We will lend an empathetic ear while identifying the underlying condition causing your discomfort. Then, we'll get work to help you manage and overcome the pain from poor circulation. Together, we’ll create a care plan that considers your personal circumstances and supports your overall health.
Because peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the most-common cause of circulatory system problems, our pain-care team starts with a variety of tests to identify or rule out this condition, including:
- Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test to Check Blood Flow
- Blood Pressure and Pulse Checks
- CT Angiography or MR Angiography (MRA)
- Doppler Ultrasound to Measure Blood Flow
- Observation of the Foot Color When Elevated and After Exercise
- Understanding the Symptoms of PAD
The pain of poor circulation can knock you off your feet, especially when it’s caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). Aging, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and lipids, certain lifestyle choices, like smoking, and diseases such as diabetes can cause a buildup of plaque in the arteries, stopping the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your tissues. And because the legs are so far from the heart, they are often the first to lose blood flow, leading to intense pain and other symptoms, including:
- Foot or Leg Pain
- Pain at Rest, or Rest Pain
- Pain When Feet are Elevated
- Walking Pain
- Weakness in the Arms or Legs
- Wounds or Ulcers of the Toes, Feet, Ankles, or Legs
PAD is not only uncomfortable, but it can lead to complications like stroke or gangrene, so It’s important to be proactive about your care. We’re here to support you in your wellness and take the weight of managing pain from poor circulation off your shoulders.
- A Thorough, Non-Invasive Approach to Circulation Pain Treatment
You live each day to the fullest — moving from activity to activity with determination and a shrinking to-do list. At AdventHealth, we want to make sure the dance doesn’t stop. Our multidisciplinary approach to care always involves every part of you so that relief reaches not only your body, but your mind and spirit as well. Your care journey to resolve the pain from poor circulation may include:
- Diet Changes
- Massage Therapy
- Medication to Increase Blood Flow, Such As Cilostazol (Pletal)
- Nutritional Counseling
- Physical Therapy
- Surgery in the Case of Gangrene
- Wound Care
We know that pain from poor circulation can dampen your mind and spirit. At each stage of your care, our team of experts work together to help engage your mind, uplift your spirit, and restore your strength and confidence.