My left foot and knee and leg are often cold (very cold even in hot weather) and and sometimes the right ones feel cold, less severe though, too. I had done many kinds of tests, MRI on head and spine, bone scan,cardio etc and no doctor could get me a clue. They did look at my foot leg and arms and did not think I have poor circulation. In the past 10 years I had done two cardio tests on the heart and the doctor said my heart works great and has no issue at all.

Now I want to confirm if I have poor curculation on the foot, leg, around knees and (left) arm. Which doctor I need to go to and what kind of tests should I do? In case I do have sort of poor circulation how can I heal it?
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replied April 25th, 2011
I did some self evaluation per some websites and found the only symptoms of poor circulation that I have are the cold feet, leg, knee and arm.
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replied April 26th, 2011
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Coldleft,

The specialist you would need to see is a vascular surgeon. He/she can usually do noninvasive tests of the arteries and veins in your extremities, to determine what is going on. In some cases, however, invasive testing may be needed.

Coolness in the extremities can be caused by several things. There could be a problem with the inflow (arteries) such as a narrowing due to cholesterol build up, a congenital narrowing, spasm of the artery, etc. If the problem is with outflow (veins), it could be caused by a clot or varicose veins. Some medical disorders, like diabetes, can reduce the flow to the extremities. There are psychological disorders which can cause a person to have cold extremities. Then, in some people, it is just the way they are, and there really isn't any problem.

If there is a problem, and depending upon what that is, treatment may be offered. Which may include such things as: medications, change in weight and/or activity level, arterial bypasses, vein stripping, stents, biofeedback, relaxation techniques, or even no treatment. But, again, a diagnosis would have to be determined before any treatment could even be discussed.

Hope you find out what is causing your problem. Good luck.
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