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What are the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease?

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Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms are: Pain when walking (claudication) Rest pain Cold feet Numbness and tingling in the legs and feet Skin discoloration in the feet and toes.
Slowly healing sores on the feet

In brief: Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms are: Pain when walking (claudication) Rest pain Cold feet Numbness and tingling in the legs and feet Skin discoloration in the feet and toes.
Slowly healing sores on the feet
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Pain

Working muscles need more blood flow.
Resting muscles can get by with less. If there's a blood-flow blockage due to plaque buildup, the muscles won't get enough blood during exercise to meet the needs. The "crampy" pain (called "intermittent claudication"), when caused by pad, is the muscles' way of warning the body that it isn't receiving enough blood during exercise to meet the increased demand.

In brief: Pain

Working muscles need more blood flow.
Resting muscles can get by with less. If there's a blood-flow blockage due to plaque buildup, the muscles won't get enough blood during exercise to meet the needs. The "crampy" pain (called "intermittent claudication"), when caused by pad, is the muscles' way of warning the body that it isn't receiving enough blood during exercise to meet the increased demand.
Dr. Adam Teichman
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Many symptoms

Pad is when there is compromise of the arterial circulation.
It primarily occurs in the legs and feet. It includes coldness, pain in the calf with walking, blue colored toes, ulcers on the feet and toes, pain when elevating the legs. As with any disease, it can be identified with several simple tests. A doppler exam with blood pressures taken in the legs and arm is a great and easy way to tell.

In brief: Many symptoms

Pad is when there is compromise of the arterial circulation.
It primarily occurs in the legs and feet. It includes coldness, pain in the calf with walking, blue colored toes, ulcers on the feet and toes, pain when elevating the legs. As with any disease, it can be identified with several simple tests. A doppler exam with blood pressures taken in the legs and arm is a great and easy way to tell.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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