Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common condition where narrowed arteries do not allow a normal level of blood flow to your limbs. This disease has widespread implications, but profoundly affects your feet and legs on account of their physical distance from the heart.
Since your legs do not receive an adequate amount of blood flow, symptoms like leg pain and cramping frequently accompany PAD. In addition to these, other signs of this ailment include leg numbness, cold sensations, and sores that either heal slowly or not at all.
The goals for treating this condition are to manage the symptoms and stop its progression. Treatment includes quitting smoking, eating well and exercising, as well as medications or surgery to increase function of the blood vessels.
If this sounds like something you are experiencing, make an appointment with our Roanoke, VA office and we can create a treatment plan for you. Shenandoah Podiatry is here to help you and your family with any foot or ankle problems, so contact us today through our online form or by calling (540) 904-1458 for our Roanoke location.