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Signs of Blood Clots in the Feet

Blood clots that form in the feet and lower leg can be extremely harmful to your health. Here are some symptoms that you may have a blood clot, also known as a thrombus. When a clot forms in a vein, the vessel becomes enlarged and feels firm to the touch. Muscle cramps in the lower legs and feet can cause the blood flow to these areas to decrease and lead to the formation of a clot. Having a blood clot in the foot can obstruct the blood flow to certain tissues, which results in numbness, tingling, burning, and prickling sensations. This is typical in diabetics and people with peripheral artery disease. A blood clot in the foot can cause the toes to turn bluish or purplish in color, depending on whether the clot is in a vein or artery. Another characteristic of a clot is inflammation, causing a feeling of warmth and redness in the area. Blood clots can be knocked loose and travel through the system, and that may become life threatening. If you are experiencing symptoms of blood clots in the foot, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist immediately for a thorough exam.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Michael Tomey, DPM  from Cary Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Cary, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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