What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

  • Progressive circulatory condition
  • Clogged or narrowed arteries cause poor circulation to the arms, legs, brain or kidneys.
  • Occurs most often in the lower extremities
  • Decreased blood flow to the legs and feet.
  • Increases risk for stroke or heart attack

Without treatment, PAD can lead to:

  • Resting leg pain
  • Non-healing ulcers
  • Gangrene
  • Amputation
  • Increased risk  for heart attack or stroke

Risk Factors for PAD

  • Diabetes
  • History of tobacco use
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Patients whose toes or feet are pale, discolored or bluish
  • Patients who have diminished or absent pedal (foot) pulses
  • Patients with a history of renal disease
  • Patients with a history of cardiac disease

Indications for PAD

  • Claudication (pain while walking)
  • Rest Pain
  • Ulcerations
  • Gangrene
  • Extremity Trauma
  • Lower Extremity Embolism or Thrombosis

Cornerstone Foot & Ankle now offers in office testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease. The test is noninvasive and should only take about 30-40 minutes. If you think you have PAD, contact our office to schedule an appointment.