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Vascular Surgery

Purple (red) feet

04/03/2008

Question:

In the past six to eight weeks I have started to have discomfort in my Hamstring while sitting and also shin splint symptoms. I am 67 years old and although I bowl twice a week I would consider myself physically inactive. Any suggestions as to how I should proceed with this would be appreciated. Also while sitting my feet will turn a purplish red.

Answer:

Thanks for your question. From what you describe there may be a possible spine issue or a vascular problem. I would suggest an appointment with your primary care doctor to examine your pulses, veins and evaluate your back. Good luck!

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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