Peripheral Artery Disease
Do you suffer from vein problems? Leg pain? Cramps? Swelling? Or even leg wounds? You might have Peripheral Artery Disease.
We can help! Call Dr. Paul Larson, MD, RPhS at 928-726-8346 or fill out our form below!
What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, is a common circulatory issue where narrow arteries reduce blood flow to your legs. When you suffer from PAD, your legs don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand, which can lead to pain and other symptoms.
If left untreated, PAD can lead to complications like open sores or wounds on your legs, and can even lead to a stroke or heart attack.
Am I at Risk of Developing PAD?
Diabetics over the age of 50 are at the greatest risk of developing PAD, and require arterial duplex ultrasound screenings.
Other risk factors include:
- Age 50 years or older
- Previous or current smoker
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Previous stroke
- Previous heart attack
- Coronary stents
What Are the Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease?
While many with PAD have mild or no symptoms, the most common symptom is leg pain while walking.
Other signs and symptoms include:
- Sore legs or feet
- Leg fatigue/heaviness/cramping
- Discoloration/pale or blue toes/feet/legs
- Cold legs or feet
- Tingling sensation in legs
- Weak foot pulses
- Lack of hair on leg or foot
We Can Help!
You don’t have to live with leg pain and uncomfortable symptoms. Give us a call at 928-726-8346 or fill out the form below to schedule a screening and get your legs back!