If you are experiencing foot pain from peripheral arterial disease, you may benefit from our arterial disease treatment from Betafeet Podiatry. Offered in our clinics in Hemel Hempstead and Tring, and perfectly located for clients in Hertfordshire areas such as Kings Langley, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, and Chesham, these services are performed by qualified podiatrists. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition, in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles. Diabetic patients are particularly at high risk for peripheral arterial disease.
ALLEVIATING DISCOMFORT WHILE WALKING
Peripheral arterial disease can sometimes be symptomless; however you may feel painful aching in your leg muscles following physical activity, such as walking or climbing stairs. The foot pain usually starts in your calves, but your hip, buttock or thigh muscles can also be affected. The pain can range from mild to severe, and will usually go away after a few minutes when you rest your legs.
WHEN TO SEEK ARTERIAL DISEASE TREATMENT
Other symptoms of this condition that you should not ignore can include:
Hair loss on your legs and feet
Numbness or weakness in the legs
Brittle, slow-growing toenails
Ulcers (open sores) on your feet and legs, which don't heal
Changing skin colour on your legs, such as turning pale or blue