If you think its just leg pain… think again

Look for the signs and symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a term used to describe diseased blood vessels that are not related to your heart. It results from a buildup of plaque in the walls of blood vessels(arteries). This reduces or block the flow of blood to your legs and other organs. PAD is most commonly seen in the legs.

 

What are the signs:-

  • Cramp in the leg muscles (Buttocks, thigh or calf) that occur during activities like walking or climbing stairs.
  • Pain in the legs and or feet while at rest or that disturbs sleep.
  • Sores or Wound on toes, Feet or legs that heal slowly, Poorly or not at all.
  • Colour Changes in the skin of the feet, including paleness or blueness.
  • Lower temperature in one leg compared with the other leg.
  • Poor Nail Growth and poor hair growth on toes and legs.

Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a chronic complication of diabetes mellitus. It is reported that diabetes is associated with a two to four-fold increase in the incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) compared to non-diabetic subjects. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) may play a role in the aetiology of foot ulceration in patients with diabetes mellitus.

If any Patient experiencing any of related symptoms of diabetic foot ulcers, then you need to visit GlobalHealthcare Clinic and meet Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia who has several years of experience in the field of Dedicated diabetic foot care.

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