If you have been told that you have poor circulation, it is important to pay attention to what your legs or feet may be telling you. Restricted blood flow in your feet may be due to narrow or blocked arteries putting you at risk for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
PVD impacts the blood vessels around your heart, and because the arteries and veins are responsible for sending blood to other parts of your body, this condition often manifests in your legs or feet, causing varicose veins and spider veins.
Peripheral Arterial Disease is a condition that can cause cramps in your legs and feet – most often experienced during exercise. Both conditions are serious and can make foot wounds difficult to heal, which in turn can lead to infection, and in some cases can require surgery.
If you suspect that you have PVD or PAD, call us so that we can evaluate your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan that will bring you relief. There are many factors that could be contributing to your PVD or PAD, such as smoking, high blood cholesterol or diabetes. Diagnosing PVD or PAD may require specific non-invasive testing to help make an accurate diagnosis.
Treatment options can include medications to help manage circulation, life style changes, and sometimes surgery.
Engaging is self-diagnosis is risky and can lead to serious complications. Don’t experiment with your health and rely on something you read on the Internet. Call us to have your foot problem professionally diagnosed and treated. Take the first step so that you can again experience the joy of pain free feet and better health.
* Each individual’s treatment and results will vary based on the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, and goals.
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Glendale, CA 91202