Leg pain, especially after walking are signs of poor circulation. After long periods of poor circulation, pain symptoms may occur. Patients who have a history of diabetes, smoking, and high cholesterol may also experience leg numbness or cold feet.
Speak to your doctor about arterial blockage and ways to prevent blood vessel disease in the lower legs and ankles. Arterial Doppler ultrasound exams are used to rule out whether pain and numbness are from poor circulation.