Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease is a narrowing, hardening or blockage of the main blood vessels in the legs. It reduces the blood and oxygen flow to your leg, which can result in aching or tightness in the calf or thigh muscles during walking; this is called intermittent claudication. With or without symptoms it increases the risk of a heart attack and stroke and in extreme cases leg amputation.

How does it present in the foot?

20% of leg and foot ulcers are due to arterial disease

What increases the risks of PAD?

Can it be successfully treated?

Yes!

What does an assessment involve?

How long does the test take?

Approximately an hour as usually done alongside a Diabetic and Neurological assessment. You are required to lie still during the assessment, none of the procedures are painful. Please wear loose clothing to the assessment.