In some people, they may feel pain in their calves when walking at a fast pace, up hill, or on hard surfaces. This condition is known as “intermittent claudication”. The best thing to do if you experience this is to stop and rest for a brief moment until the pain disappears. If pain persists, seek further advice from your health care provider. He/she may prescribe you with some sort of medication to help to improve circulation and get you started on a walking program.

Moderate exercise will benefit your poor circulation. It can help to stimulate blood flow to both your legs and feet. To assist with your exercise, wear shoes which are comfortable and have a good fitting. If you have any open sores on your feet, avoid walking.

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