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How do you evaluate lower leg arterial disease?
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Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Check pulses
Easiest way is to check pulses- if you cannot feel pulses on top of foot or behind the bony part of the ankle (on the inside of the ankle)- then suggest an appointment.
Also make sure the foot is warm. Finally push on the skin of the toe- should turn white and then back to pink when you release the skin in less than 2 seconds. Should see your doc if pain with walking more than a few yards.

In brief: Check pulses
Easiest way is to check pulses- if you cannot feel pulses on top of foot or behind the bony part of the ankle (on the inside of the ankle)- then suggest an appointment.
Also make sure the foot is warm. Finally push on the skin of the toe- should turn white and then back to pink when you release the skin in less than 2 seconds. Should see your doc if pain with walking more than a few yards.
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