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PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE

(PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), also known by its acronym “PAD” is caused by plaque build up in the legs and arms.  PAD causes problems with circulation most commonly in the arteries in the legs. PAD is a very common and treatable disease, however left untreated can lead to serious limb-threatening complications.  MVP physicians are experts in treating this disease, by improving the circulation in the arteries. 

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What are the signs and symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease?

The most common symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease are muscle pain and cramping in the legs with physical activity such as walking.  Symptoms of pain, aches, or cramps with walking (a condition called claudication) can happen in the buttock, hip, thigh, or calf.  Other signs and symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease include: 

  • Non-healing wounds on toes, feet, or legs

  • Diabetic foot ulcers 

  • Tiredness, numbness, or heaviness in the leg muscles

  • Physical signs include hair loss; smooth, excessively shiny skin; change in leg color; and feet or toes that look pale, discolored or blue

What are the risk factors of PAD ?

  • Smoking

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Age (over 50)

  • High Blood Pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • Family History of PAD

  • Decreased Mobility

Mobile Vascular Physicians Treating PAD

The vascular and endovascular surgeons at Mobile Vascular Physicians specialize in treating arterial disease.  We provide clinical consultation, diagnostic work up, and individually designed treatment plans that adhere to the latest practice guidelines, thus ensuring the best-patient-outcomes.

While we believe in taking a minimally invasive approach, we take restoring function and saving limbs very seriously.  That is why each of our licensed, board certified physicians with vascular expertise are trained extensively on all methods of treating PAD, ranging from the medical management of risk factors, to minimally-invasive treatments, to traditional surgical procedures. We are committed to our concierge service model of versatility to tailor individualized treatment plans for our patients.