Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused when extra cholesterol and plaque get clogged in the arteries. While many people with PAD have mild or no symptoms, some people have leg pain when walking which gradually goes away at rest, this condition is called intermittent claudication. The severity of claudication varies widely, from mild to debilitating pain. Some other symptoms of PAD are painful cramping in hips, thigh or calf muscles after physical activities, leg numbness or weakness, coldness in your lower foot, especially when compared with the other side, sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal, a change in the color of legs, hair loss or slower growth on feet and legs, slower growth of toenails, shiny skin on your legs, no pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet. Everyday hundreds of patients get treatment for peripheral artery disease at USA Vascular Centers across the US, Some of these patients have been living with pain for years and mobility has become a challenge for them. We show our patients compassion by smiling, responding and connecting with them. Our doctors are very responsive to any questions and concerns the patients may have. We understand living life in pain everyday is not easy, especially when basic activities like climbing the stairs or in advance PAD cases getting up on bed is becoming difficult. In some cases if peripheral artery disease progresses, pain may occur when you’re at rest or when you’re lying down and it may be intense enough to disrupt sleep. Hanging your legs over the edge of your bed or walking around your room may temporarily relieve the pain. Our vascular specialists successfully treated one of such complex cases of peripheral artery disease at USA Vascular Centers, read Argiro’s PAD story here.
If you or a loved one is suffering from painful symptoms of PAD call (888) 628 9389 to schedule consultation with one of our dedicated vascular specialists at USA Vascular Centers.