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what are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pain: According to the american heart association the symptoms of pad are: leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising, foot or toe wounds that won't heal or heal very slowly, gangrene, a marked decrease in the temperature of your lower leg or foot particularly compared to the other leg or to the rest of your body.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Leg pain: Or claudication. Legs hurt or cramp due to poor flow when walking. Rest improves the symptoms. Loss of hair on the lower legs. Ulcers or sores of feet or toes. Skin infections of lower legs. Easy to be checked with abi test. This compares blood pressures of arms to legs and can predict severity of pad.
Answered on Nov 6, 2017
Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Artery Disease Legs: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds.
Answered on Jun 4, 2015
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