WHAT IS PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD)?
PAD is a circulatory issue. Narrowed arteries restrict blood flow to the limbs. This occurs more commonly in the lower legs. The limbs do not receive enough blood to keep up with the demands of day-to-day use, resulting in pain when walking. The condition can reduce blood flow to the heart and brain.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF PAD:
- Pain in the buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, ankles or feet during walking (a condition called claudication)
- Pain in the leg, calves, ankles, or feet at rest
- Ulceration or gangrene involving the legs, most commonly in the foot/toes
- Nerve damage with pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower leg, ankle, and foot
- Weakness in the involved leg
- Coldness in the lower leg and foot
- Weak or absent pulses in the involved leg
- Color changes in the involved leg
- Erectile dysfunction in men
Our providers are nationally recognized experts in minimally invasive therapies for treating PAD.
We provide treatment for PAD for patients throughout Western, MA and Northern, CT.
To learn more about treatments available at New England Endovascular Center call 413-693-2852 to make an appointment.