While we always caution those with circulatory disorders such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) not to push themselves too hard and always exercise safely, regular activity is one of the best ways to improve circulation, halt symptoms such as claudication, numbness, and leg pain, and slow or even reverse disease progression. Simply walking for about an hour at a time, 3-5 times per week, often has a profoundly positive affect on alleviating PAD symptoms, with most people noticing a change within the first month. Other exercises, such as leg strength training, may also be effective.That said, we don’t want you to launch into an exercise program without checking with Harvey R. Danciger, DPM first. The combination of circulatory or heart issues and the dry desert heat can be dangerous, and we want you to be safe. Give our Palm Desert, CA office a call at 760-568-0108 or connect with us online to schedule an appointment today.