Asked by: Ayde Menz
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th April, 2020

Why can I feel my pulse in my ankle?

Dear C.E.: Lack of strong pulses in such areas as the knee and ankle indicates the leg arteries are most likely clogged. Your doctor had trouble finding a knee pulse but could get one at the ankle. That's a good sign, for if leg circulation were dangerously poor, the pulse would be as weak at the ankle as at the knee.

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Just so, can you feel your pulse in your ankle?

Pulse. In the legs, doctors will commonly feel for pulses in the femoral (groin), popliteal (back of the knee), posterior tibial (ankle), and dorsalis pedis (foot) areas. Your doctor will listen to your pulse with a stethoscope for a "whooshing" sound called a bruit (say "broo-E").

Beside above, why can I feel my leg pulsing? Common causes of muscle twitching include the following: Twitching can occur after physical activity because lactic acid accumulates in the muscles used during exercise. It most often affects the arms, legs, and back. Consuming too much caffeine and other stimulants can cause muscles in any part of the body to twitch.

Also, is it normal to feel a pulse in your foot?

In each foot, there should be two pulses that are easily detected by a trained physician. This test is performed to determine whether the blood flow to your feet is normal. “For most people, blood pressure in the foot should be similar to the blood pressure in the arm.

What are the warning signs of clogged arteries?

  • Chest pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Weakness or dizziness.
  • Nausea.
  • Sweating.

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