Pain and discomfort in the legs or extremities can be a result of reduced bloodflow. Blood carries oxygen to various parts of the body through the peripheral arteries. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – or Peripheral Vascular Disease – occurs when the peripheral arteries become restricted or blocked because of plaque or atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Symptoms of PAD include:
- Hip, thigh or calf muscle cramping, especially after activity
- Weakness or numbness in the extremities
- Coldness in foot or lower leg
- Skin color changes and/or shiny skin on the leg
- Hair loss on the feet and legs
- Weak or little pulse in the feet or legs
- Sores that won’t heal (toes, feet, legs)
- Slow growing toenails
- Erectile dysfunction
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we will evaluate you for PAD.