Patients over the age of 65 with a history of diabetes
Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension)
History of smoking
Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease:
The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs, known as claudication. Typically, this pain goes away with rest and returns when you walk again. More advanced disease presents with pain in the above areas at rest.
- Leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising
- Foot or toe wounds that won't heal or heal very slowly
- Gangrene, or dead tissue
- A marked decrease in the temperature of your lower leg or foot particularly compared to the other leg or to the rest of your body
- Poor nail growth on the toes
- Poor hair growth on the legs or feet
Fortunately, today there is a non-invasive vascular study (click here - Vascular Testing) that can determine the presence of peripheral arterial disease. By non-invasive it means that the procedure does not require the use of needles, dyes, radiation or anesthesia.Fortunately, today there is a non-invasive technology (click here - Vascular Testing) that can determine the presence of peripheral arterial disease. By non-invasive it means that the procedure does not require the use of needles, dyes, radiation or anesthesia.
We are proud to announce that Kalmar Family Podiatry now offers this non-invasive vascular study in the office. For more information or to make an appt please call 631-549-0955 or contact us below.