PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrow arteries reduce blood flow to limbs. Once developed, lower extremities do not receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma can diagnose and treat this condition.
Although peripheral artery disease is a different condition than coronary artery disease, they are closely related. They also share common risk factors. This is because these risk factors cause the same changes in the arteries in the arms and legs as they do in the coronary arteries. These risk factors include:
- Over the age of 50
- History of smoking
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Abdominal obesity
- Kidney disease
Peripheral artery disease can build up over a lifetime, meaning that the symptoms may not become obvious until later in life. For many people, the outward symptoms will not appear until the artery has narrowed by 60 percent or more. Others may not have any symptoms at all. Once the disease advances, more signs and symptoms will begin to present themselves, including:
- Leg discomfort, pain or cramping that develops with activity and is relieved with rest
- Pain in the calf, buttocks or thigh
- Numbness, weakness, heaviness or fatigue in leg muscles when walking
- Burning or aching pain in the feet and toes while resting, especially at night
- Cool skin in the feet
- Redness or other color changes of the skin
- Increased occurrence of infection
- Toe and foot sores that do not heal
The Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions, peripheral artery disease. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers are committed to helping patients find relief and return to the highest level of activity possible.
Although peripheral artery diseases is a serious condition with potentially serious consequences, it is treatable. Like most health conditions, it is even more treatable when it is detected early. Some studies have shown that symptoms due to peripheral artery disease can be reversed with lifestyle changes and specific medications. Advanced stages of peripheral artery disease that cause severe pain and limited mobility may require surgical treatment.
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