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Old 09-02-2011, 21:58   #61
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Thumbs up Tiny red spots on feet and calfs of legs


Hiiiii! I read all the threads here and saw the pic posted it looks and sounds like the same thing I have developed over the past couple of years....When I first saw them on the front of my calfs I thought they were tiny flea bites....although they didnt hurt or itch...but then they weren't going away ether and I started to notice an increase and then finally it covered to top of my feet and ran up to just below my knees........some of the little spots were brown, most of them red and looked like little pin pricks....
GREAT NEWS!!!! I found out what it is!!!!!

It turns out that my change in activity...uhmmm or the lack of activity (sitting at my computer for long hours caused a little circulation problem) ....they dont itch or hurt and they only go up to the knee and are on the top of the foot and around the ankle....... increasing activity and not sitting for such long hours has really improved the appearance of my skin on my legs and feet...the spots DO go away...as for it showing up on Diabetics it makes perfect sense since there are issues of circulaton associated with having diabeties.... this is something that anyone can have...its easy to figure out if this is your problem by associating changes in your activities around the time they showed up...... if you are spending longer hours sitting or standing in one spot and not moving around chances are your feet and legs will show signs....the spots themselves are harmless, however a sign that its time to improve your lifestyle....



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Hi, I recently started developing these red dots on my feet as well, and after a bit of googling, I stumbled upon this thread. I'm not diabetic, and my red dots look very much like the ones in the picture... though they seem more like I was pricked with a pin a ton of times. It's quite obviously blood (or dried blood in the older ones). They aren't splotchy at all, just pin prick size. It doesn't look like Schamberg or that pilaris thing, either.

Having just started looking for information, I haven't gone to a doctor yet, but now I'm really beginning to psyche myself out on what this could be. This is going along with the fact that out of nowhere, I have 8 huge bug bites on my arms when I haven't been anywhere unusual.

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:15   #62
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Hmmm... Looks just like my case... Small brown patches, started on my ankles, moved to the top of my feet and now spreading up my calf. No itching or bother of any kind.

However, I'm not overweight (5'11" - 190ish lbs) and not diabetic. I will get my Black Belt in Taekwondo in October, God willing...

So, although my feet look VERY similar, and lately worse... I am active and healthy (If you don't count smoking, my one vice).

The one thing that DOES fit is that when I'm not working out, I'm sitting... Sitting at my job all day or sitting at my desk at home.

I'm 45 and this has just become an issue for me within the last year or two.

I'll get it looked at eventually, but life is full right now... Like everyone, my time is in short supply.

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Old 09-23-2011, 19:56   #63
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Well I was 45 when I first saw signs of "the Spots"... I was an active person until then..... I think that its more about breaking your activity up more frequently....when sitting try to raise your feet up as much as possible.....its more about being up right and having them down all the time.....I also found increase my water intake really speeds up the process of getting rid of them...... So raising your feet up or if at a computer take a couple of phone books and put them under your desk where you can put your feet on them so that it raises your knees and try to keep water near you to drink as often as you can...... Mine are almost gone!!!

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Hmmm... Looks just like my case... Small brown patches, started on my ankles, moved to the top of my feet and now spreading up my calf. No itching or bother of any kind.

However, I'm not overweight (5'11" - 190ish lbs) and not diabetic. I will get my Black Belt in Taekwondo in October, God willing...

So, although my feet look VERY similar, and lately worse... I am active and healthy (If you don't count smoking, my one vice).

The one thing that DOES fit is that when I'm not working out, I'm sitting... Sitting at my job all day or sitting at my desk at home.

I'm 45 and this has just become an issue for me within the last year or two.

I'll get it looked at eventually, but life is full right now... Like everyone, my time is in short supply.

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I've had the same exact thing since I was a teen. I've always been overweight. My doctors have looked at it but none ever seemed concerned. It grew to about top of the boot level by 20 something and now is up near the top of my calf.

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Old 03-21-2012, 16:23   #65
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Boots are not good for us to wear. I wear diabetic shoes.

I asked my podiatrist about my red spots on my feet. He said that it is poor circulation and blood staying in my feet.

When I am not busy, keeping my feet up does help.

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