Circulation Issues Specialist

Circulation Issues services offered in Brooklyn NY

If you experience circulation issues or poor circulation, help is within reach at Brooklyn Pain Doctors in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn. The experienced medical providers can find the root cause of circulation problems and treat them to reduce unpleasant symptoms and your risk of complications. Call the office in New York City to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Circulation Issues Q & A

What are circulation issues?

Poor circulation is a common problem, but you don’t have to live with it. Your body’s circulatory system sends oxygen, blood, and nutrients throughout your body. When blood flow gets reduced because of a medical problem, unpleasant symptoms can develop.

What are the symptoms of circulation issues?

Symptoms you may experience due to circulation issues include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling 
  • Throbbing pain
  • Stinging in your limbs
  • Ongoing pain 
  • Swelling
  • Muscle cramps or aches
  • Pale or blue skin
  • Cold toes or fingers
  • Chest pain
  • Bulging veins

Men could also experience erectile dysfunction (ED) as a complication associated with circulation problems. 

What are the risk factors for circulation problems?

While anyone can develop circulation issues, common risk factors for experiencing them include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart conditions
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Varicose veins
  • Blood clots
  • Raynaud’s disease

  • High blood pressure 
  • Smoking
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism

Adopting healthy habits, such as maintaining a healthy body weight, eating nutritious foods, reducing stress, and getting regular exercise, can reduce your risk of circulation issues.

How does my provider diagnose circulation issues?

To diagnose poor circulation or its underlying cause, the experts at Brooklyn Pain Doctors review your medical history and symptoms. They check your vital signs, including your pulse and blood pressure. Your specialist also completes a physical exam to look for signs of circulation abnormalities.

Diagnostic tests they might recommend include blood tests, diabetes screening, angioplasty, stress tests, ankle-brachial index (ABI) tests, ultrasounds, CT scans, or additional imaging procedures. 

How are circulation challenges treated?

Your best treatment depends on the type of circulation issues you have. The Brooklyn Pain Doctors team could suggest you try compression stocking to reduce swollen, painful leg swelling or varicose veins.

They offer health education to teach you ways to improve diet and exercise habits or stop smoking. If you have diabetes or other chronic diseases, getting the treatment needed to manage your condition is crucial. 

Laser and endoscopic vein procedures can destroy varicose veins, allowing blood to reroute to healthier veins. Your specialist may recommend you take medications to reduce the risk of blood clots or other serious complications. In some cases, you might need surgery.

To find out if you have circulation issues or receive the treatment needed for symptom relief, call the office of Brooklyn Pain Doctors or schedule an appointment online today. 

Brooklyn Pain Doctors
✆ Phone (appointments): 929-552-2143
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 718-338-6655
Address: 2116 Avenue P, lower level, Brooklyn, NY 11229