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How To Improve Circulation In The Feet And Ankles

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Improve Circulation In The Feet And Ankles

Many people experience poor circulation in the feet and ankles, making these areas swell, or constantly cold or numb. Certain factors may contribute to this condition. Such is the case of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. There are some things you can do to increase circulation in the feet and ankles. These methods are quite simple and can reduce inflammation and other side effects that accompanies poor circulation.

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Steps to follow:
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Lift your feet. When lying, put cushions or pillows under the feet to lift and increase heart circulation.

2

Get active. Walking is a good way to increase circulation in the feet and ankles, so try to take a walk every day. If you stand all day at work, you can try walking in place or even try things like moving the toes. These activities aid circulation.

How To Improve Circulation In The Feet And Ankles - Step 2
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Wear loose socks. Tight socks can cut off circulation and cause inflammation.

4

Sit with your legs uncrossed. Crossing your legs can restrict circulation, so always be aware of how you feel. Remind yourself to sit with your legs uncrossed.

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Wear support stockings. These stockings are designed in such a way that helps the leg blood flow to the heart.

6

Massage legs. Gently massage with upward movements. This helps improve circulation by the direction of the blood from the veins to the heart.

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Don't be inactive for too long. Whether you are sitting all day at your office or on a plane, make sure you get up at least once an hour and walk around to promote blood flow.

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Read our article how to improve poor blood circulation for more useful tips.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Tips
  • Always check with your doctor if you have any concerns or circulation inflammation.

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Emilie
Cold ankle..while driving a bicycle too?

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