Atlanta Family Foot Care does Vascular Screenings tests for Poor Circulation/ Peripheral Arterial Disease Peripheral Arterial Disease (also called PAD) is a common condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the feet and legs.
In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the legs or arms — usually the legs — don't receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This can cause hip, thigh, knee, leg and foot pain when walking (claudication) or at rest along with other symptoms. Also, the feet and toes will feel cold or cool and people feel the need to wear socks or cover up their feet to help keep them warm.
Peripheral artery disease is usually a sign of a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of the arteries that can reduce blood flow in the legs and toes.
Risk Factors for PAD include Diabetes, High-Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Strokes, Blood Clots in the legs or lungs, High Cholesterol, Kidney Disease and Dialysis, and Smoking.
If you have any of the following Risk Factors or Symptoms such as leg pain, cold or cool feet/toes, weakness, and leg cramps, please call us at 404-334-0696 to schedule your Vascular Screening Exam.